The Brother Returns
Harlequin SuperRomance, Feb 2008, $5.50
In Barlow Ridge, Nevada teacher Claire Flynn is attracted to her sister’s brother-in-law Brett Bishop. However, although she sees how he looks at her as if he wants her, he keeps as far away from her as possible.
Brett knows he messed up bad a decade ago and swears never again. He just wants to see his Kylie, being raised by his brother Will and his new sister-in-law Regan; she is Claire’s sister so though he wants Claire he will not do anything to upset the delicate balance between him and his brother, his brother’s wife, or “their” daughter. Claire thinks otherwise and plans to persuade Brett that a second Flynn needs to have her name changed to Bishop
The sequel to the HORSEMAN’S SECRET, THE BROTHER RETURNS, is a warm rural romance. Brett and Claire are attracted to each other from the moment a “matchmaking” snake brings him to her rescue, but he refuses to act on his feelings as his family must come before him. The story line is fast-paced enhanced by Jesse, an "at risk" student, who Claire adores while everyone else assumes is a bad seed just like his dad. Fans of small town tales will appreciate this entertaining contemporary.