Thursday, July 29, 2010

THE FAMILY PLAN by Susan Gable

Publisher: Harlequinn Superromance
Date Published: July 2010
ISBN: 978-0373716456
Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Lil
Obtained via Publisher

Dr. Amelia Young hadn’t needed a man, just a few of his best swimmers. A thoroughly thought-out trip to the sperm bank and the result was a wonderful daughter. Her family of two was perfect in her view. Then it was found that her precious girl had a fatal disease and only another perfectly matched DNA sibling could save her.

Fresh is the newly birthed restaurant of chef/owner Finn Hawkins. What he hasn’t put into his romantic relationships he has not stinted with this baby. With his time, attention and talent Fresh has fast become one of the hottest places in town to dine.

What happens when a desperate mother intent on saving her child asks the sexy chef with a good heart for a repeat of his youthful antic? Something deliciously romantic, of course.

Readers may find this to be a rather unusual plot for a category romance. May I just recommend that you throw any pre-conceived notions out the window and embrace the story to which Ms Gable treats us?

You will swoon over this delectable hero. Handsome, soft of heart and incredibly romantic, how could one not fall for this man? His awakening to love as a father to his child and as a man to the woman who completes him is achingly beautiful.

Our heroine doesn’t make things easy for him. Indeed, Amelia vexes him in mischief, as well as, in earnest. Some readers may not feel that her reasons are strong enough for the lengths she goes to, but real life is like that sometimes. She has had to be strong for herself and for Jordan. When she now has to depend so heavily on Finn, a virtual stranger, she discovers what she has been missing.

Susan Gable writes with wonderful wit and a sexiness that simmers. She also includes a great cast of secondary characters in the form of Finn’s family. They are full of fun and one hopes there will be a story for each of the Hawkins siblings. In fact, one of the brothers has already been introduced to the world in A KID TO THE RESCUE.

Truth be told, not only did I read THE FAMILY PLAN in one sitting. My final thought as I closed the book was, “Now this is a super romance.”

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of the book.

1 comment:

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wow, what a great review for Susan! Adding this to my TBR list.