By People Staff
June 23, 1980 12:00 PM

by Rosalind Welles

The desegregation of the paperback romance novel arrives with this appropriately breathy tale of a black American magazine writer who enters into hot pursuit of a “cool, arrogant, oh-so-handsome” oil company executive and loses herself in foreign intrigue and a feminism-vs.-femininity dilemma. The author—Elsie Washington, one of the weekly LIFE’S first black women reporters, writing under a pseudonym—keeps a revolution in Africa at arm’s length while taking care of business in London. The result is like an elegantly tossed bridal bouquet—maybe not very important but worth catching. (Dell, $1.25)