With a nod to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Phillips turns her slight talent (The Heartbreaker, 2003, etc.) to a tale of two sisters.
Ariana and Zoe Costas are the twin offspring of a lovable, loud-mouthed Greek family with a pet monkey who’s a pickpocket. (The monkey is named Spank, as in Spank the Monkey.) Egged on by her flamboyant mother Elena, Zoe used to dance and serve drinks at an Atlantic City casino before she disappeared, and schoolteacher Ariana works there now—not that it’s helped her solve the mystery. Perhaps the oh-so-studly Quinn Donovan can help. He seems to be creepy casino owner Damon’s best bud, but he’s really an undercover investigator. However, when not looking into Damon’s crooked financial affairs, Quinn wastes no time getting to know Ariana. Should she tell him who she really is? Well, if he ever gets his tongue out of her mouth, she might get to ask a few important questions, like, for instance, whether her sister is dead or alive.
Brainless, sexy romp will please the fans nonetheless.