Desperate Measures was a good charming read that involved a love triangle, with lots of intriguing dramatic emotions, but I must say a somewhat predictable plot. The author does give the reader a good storyline about Pete Sorenson's whose parents had died, and now he has to leave his best friend and go into the foster system due to the fact he had no other relatives. Along with that, this poor youngster was often abused until he finally escaped this horrible foster system and went to live with his uncle, who turned out to be rather cold hearted and rich.
I liked how this story picks up after Pete comes to live with his uncle who had plenty of money but would money really make him truly happy? At Harvard Pete meets Annie, was there something between these two as they begin to lean on each other while becoming such good friends? Would they have to go to 'desperate measures' to figure out they were for each other? The story goes into some dramatic twist and turns because Pete becomes engaged to someone else, Maddie. Why did Pete ask Annie to take over Maddie's new business, Fairy Tales, and what other good thing did Annie do for Pete? This was interesting - how Pete, Annie, and Maddie’s lives become entangled. Will Pete finally figure it all out before it is too late and simply grow up?
The characters, for the most part, were well developed however, I felt a few were definitely simple minded. This is where I say you will just have to pick up this novel to see how this heroine and hero reunite, and much more, as this author presents it so well to the reader. I will say this author really knows how to hold your attention and keep you turning the pages till the end. I will say my predictions were not off from what I thought this story would turn out to be by the end of the story. However, I still enjoyed the bit of romance; suspense, lost family ties, orphans, rich uncle, witness protection program and even some mystery, read all giving the reader a interesting heartwarming novel.
SOME FAIRY TALES ARE TRUE
An orphan rescued by a wealthy uncle and raised in spheres of privilege, Pete Sorenson is set to launch his career as a high-powered attorney. At his side is Annie, the perfect princess of a companion, ready to support him in every way, gracefully, patiently. But then Maddie Stern enters Pete’s life. More than her notable beauty and enigmatic allure, it’s her past as a foster child that draws a connection between them that Pete could never share with Annie. But on the eve of their wedding, Maddie disappears. Distraught, Pete reaches out to his most trusted friend. Annie drops her life in Boston to once again provide the emotional support Pete needs. Together, they try to solve the mystery of Maddie. And together, they discover life is always unexpected…