by Susan X Meagher
Opening a new theme park is not for kids. Laurie
Nielsen is so overworked and overstressed that she’s
forced to take a vacation—on one of her companies’
kid-centric cruise ships. It’s a slow torture, but she
eventually makes the best of it and gets off the boat in
St. Maarten. There, Laurie meets and insults Kaatje
Hoogaboom, a woman who has very little of Laurie’s
work obsession. But they still manage to hit it off—to
her great surprise.
Once Laurie returns home they stay in touch, getting
to know each other via phone calls and e-mails. But
Laurie isn’t an ideal girlfriend. Work is at the top of her
priority list and toppling it might be more than Kaatje is
able, or even willing to do.