Rebecca Boschee. Avalon, $23.95 (218p) ISBN 978-0803499928
Making a snappy hole-in-one romantic comedy debut, Boschee tracks the mischief a little white lie creates for an Arizona single when she falls in love with a sexy golf instructor. As a customer experience assessor for Affluence Index, Inc., Alizarin Crimson “Ren” Edwards often pretends to be a wealthy matron in her job posing as a customer to rate high end services and products. While evaluating Scottsdale's exclusive Desert Fire Golf Course and Resort, Ren's “married” shtick gets her into major trouble when she's attracted to Adan Bennett, the golf course manager. Although Boschee stretches the limits of credulity with Ren's enormous reluctance to come clean about her marital status, she appealingly ratchets up the tension between the couple. Extra sparks fly when Ren goes to Ireland on Adan's guided golf-themed vacation that concludes with a giddy matchmaking festival surprise.
Reviewed on: 12/21/2009