The Pleasure Trip

The Pleasure Trip

by Joanne Rock
     
 

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Men are from Mars . . .
Women cruise on Venus?

She may be on a cruise liner, but lately Rita Frazer's life looks more like a shabby dinghy. Working as a seamstress on a ship called the Venus, Rita hasn't been feeling very goddesslike. More like a Swamp Thing with red hair and a mouthful of pins. When the ship hosts a fashion show, Rita

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Men are from Mars . . .
Women cruise on Venus?

She may be on a cruise liner, but lately Rita Frazer's life looks more like a shabby dinghy. Working as a seamstress on a ship called the Venus, Rita hasn't been feeling very goddesslike. More like a Swamp Thing with red hair and a mouthful of pins. When the ship hosts a fashion show, Rita figures she finally has a chance at being a designer -- until she finds herself on the runway, instead of her designs.

But Rita's found her muse. And he's watching the fashion show.

Harrison Masters is capable of making any woman drop sails, anchor -- and most of her clothes. And he might be successful with Rita, but she panics when her sister disappears. Now Rita's little dinghy -- which was ready for an upgrade to full-on Love Boat only moments ago -- is starting to leak.

Bail water . . . or bail out?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Veteran category romance writer Rock (His Wicked Ways) sails blithely, if a bit unsteadily, into single-title waters with the story of two likable, unlikely sisters who escape an unstable childhood by working the gambling cruise circuit-a gig with no shortage of instability. Sensible, serious Rita Frazer, a seamstress and fashion designer, makes her unexpected debut as a showgirl on the cruise ship Venus when her impulsive sister, Jayne, elopes moments before curtain. From the stage, Rita spots-and immediately falls for-hunky FBI agent Harrison Masters. Fortunately for Rita, the feeling is mutual. Unfortunately for them both, they have dramas familial, vocational and criminal to muddle through before their romance makes landfall. Harrison's official business aboard the Venus-the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend and $30,000-eventually plunges the Frazer sisters into grave danger, setting the stage for a predictably daring rescue and a happily ever after. Rock embraces old-fashioned romance clich s with abandon, from sudden crises that endlessly and artificially delay consummation of the protagonists' affair to suspense subplots as silly and insubstantial as a showgirl's feathers. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373836826
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
02/14/2006
Series:
Signature Select Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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