cover image Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

Stella Cameron. Zebra Books, $5.99 (428pp) ISBN 978-0-8217-5624-9

Polly Crow's opportunity to host a TV children's show allows her a welcomed new life with her young son. When she meets ex-Navy Seal Nasty (an inapt nickname) Ferrito, Polly's new life begins to look like a carnival sideshow where kooks, kinky and dangerous, take aim. She receives phone threats, she's attacked, spied upon, nearly drowned and is taken hostage. Cameron keeps the reader ever vigilant, unsure where the danger lies. Eventually, it's clear that Nasty is the main target of an elaborate collusion to even an old score from his Navy days. Cameron (Pure Delights) manages the neat trick of delving into sordid troubles and twisted minds while delivering a rock-solid romance in the midst. (Apr.)