She’s So Into Him
Harlequin Kiss, Sep 1 2014, $5.99
A decade ago, Maddison Shaw was falling in love with Cale Grant, but the love ‘em and leave ‘em hunk quickly moved on to his next conquest. Over the years he would appear on TV and in the gossip columns while Maddie became a successful events planner.
In Simon's Town, South Africa, doing a favor for her best friends Maddie tends the bar at their popular establishment the I.Q. when Cale enters. Maddie realizes he is even hotter now than when his touch ignited her college age libido. After offering her condolences over the death from cancer of his even wilder twin Oliver, Cale persuades reluctant Maddie to help him with a charity triathlon in honor of his late sibling. Needing to prove to her interfering BFFs that she’s so not into him, Maddie agrees to assist him. All it took was one kiss to affirm to Maddie that She’s So Into Him.
This is a pleasant lighthearted second chance romance in a fascinating Cape Town suburban location. The changing relationship between the protagonists enhanced by the matchmaking older gay couple who “adopted” the emotional waif makes for a fun “Mad” contemporary.