Worth Fighting For
Harlequin SuperRomance, Aug 2008, $5.50
In New Jersey after struggling with a sour land deal that could destroy his firm, his mother begs realtor Jonah Closky to meet his father Patrick and two brothers Gabe and Max. Jonah tells her his father is thirty years too late and wants nothing to do with him or his siblings. They left his mom cleaning houses so she can feed him. Still he would do anything for her so he grudgingly agrees to meet his at his sibling’s Riverview Inn in New York. There he is to meet with men whose DNA he shares, but has never met.
At the inn, the four males struggle with any form of bonding. However, Jonah has no trouble wanting Athens Organic farmer Daphne Larson in his life. Even more shocking to the real estate tycoon recently nicknamed unfairly The Dirty Developer”, he finds he loves her daughter too. However, to have mother and daughter in his life, he must accept his father and brothers too.
This enjoyable family drama is filled with misunderstanding. Fans will appreciate the attraction between Daphne and Jonah that neither initially wants but soon cultivate. His point blank condemnation of his father and brothers add fuel to his war with Daphne. Readers will enjoy the latest Mitchell of Riverview Inn contemporary romance (see BABY MAKES THREE).