cover image Sweet Fortune: Sweet Fortune

Sweet Fortune: Sweet Fortune

Jayne Ann Krentz. Pocket Books, $6.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-72854-0

The mystery surrounding an unsavory cult leader enlivens Krentz's ( Silver Linings ) latest contemporary romance. When psychic Irene Valentine is temporarily put out of commission by a fall down some stairs, her employee Jessie Benedict gleefully takes over the helm at Seattle's Valentine Consultations. After all, her new position means that Jessie will be too busy to spend time with Sam Hatchard, CEO of her father's company and Vincent Benedict's first choice for son-in-law. Fighting an attraction to ``Hatch,'' Jessie emphatically refuses to marry an even worse workaholic than her father. But Hatch sticks with her, especially when she takes on a potentially dangerous case: Martha Attwood hires Jessie to discredit the leader of a radical environmentalist cult that lured her daughter away from college. Jessie knows she's onto something after a break-in at Valentine Consultations and an attempt to vandalize Hatch's prized Mercedes. As the investigation heats up, Jessie becomes less certain that Hatch is the humorless, one-dimensional businessman she so loves to hate. (Oct.)