cover image Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Beverly Barton, Fern Michaels, Joanne Fluke, . . Zebra, $7.99 (431pp) ISBN 978-0-8217-8047-3

Sweet is the word for this anthology from four top Kensington writers. Barton's contribution, about two strangers snowed in after a Tennessee storm, is the steamy standout. Michaels creates a paean to childhood disappointment, but the romance gets short shrift. Fluke's near-innocent tale of two teachers is clunky, but the dessert recipes make up for it. Jump's office romance gives the collection a kick, with fiery writing. (Nov.)