Publisher: Harlequin Super Romance
Publication Date: February 2010
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by Penny
Francesca knows better than anyone how gossip travels in a small town. Once the town’s bad girl, she is back, a mother to a teenager and holding an executive position at an assisted living facility. But rumors start to fly when one of the residents loses his wallet… or was it stolen?…and police chief Jack Sloan stops by once, twice, three times to investigate a could be crime. The town wonders what is going on between Frankie and Jack… and also if Frankie has returned to her bad girl ways. Is Frankie fleecing the elderly people who are in her care?
FRANKIE’S BACK IN TOWN does not exactly hold a new and unique storyline, however, I did find it a good read. The characters are well penned and rounded. Francesca, known as Frankie in her younger days, just wants a fresh start, to do her job to the best of her ability and to be a good mother to her daughter. Jack remembers Frankie from their younger days, even though they didn’t run in the same circles. He is intrigued by her and cannot hide that he is interested. I would have liked to see something more come of the jealous old girlfriend who seems to have much too much interest in what Jack is doing hanging around Frankie’s work place. Also the who-done-it was a bit of a let down. Somehow I thought it would be more interesting.
Author Jeanie London’s writing shows a lot of talent and this tale is well written. I didn’t find anything to distract me as I read. Yet nothing overly exciting stands out to me now, a few days after finishing the book. FRANKIE’S BACK IN TOWN is an average book that is worth reading, but not one that will stick with you in the long run.
THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS AN OBJECTIVE UNBIASED REVIEW