Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sweet Trouble-Susan Mallory

Sweet Trouble
Susan Mallory
Harlequin HQN, Sep 2008, $6.99
ISBN: 9780373773053

Matt Fenner believed that Jesse Keyes betrayed him. He vowed to never give his heart to a woman ever again and has proven very successfully at his pledge. Instead in a classic case of psychological defense mechanism he places his passion at succeeding at business.

When Jesse returns to see Matt after five years away; he is stunned by her four year old son Gabe accompanying her. He called her a liar when she told him she was carrying his son, but DNA proves she told the truth. She knows he has a right to hate her as does her sister Nicole (see SWEET SPOT), who like Matt believes Jesse had an affair with her then brother-in-law. However, she hopes Nicole and her other sibling Claire (see SWEET TALK) forgive her for she is no longer that selfish person who betrayed everyone as she has a child to raise with she hopes the man she loves. However, though he loves her, Matt seeks revenge and knows the one way to destroy her heart like she did his.

The final “sweet” sisters’ tale (see SWEET TALK and SWEET SPOT) is more than just a sweet contemporary romance, as Matt, still hurt, goes after Jesse with a vengeance even though he knows he still loves her. Readers will enjoy this fine tale as the relationship that is in the past comes back to disturb this lead couple leading to a second chance at love seemingly out of reach.

Harriet Klausner

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