This collection of fun tales is nicely linked as the romantic adventures of a group of friends are depicted. The small-town atmosphere can be visualized through these stories which convey a great sense of the variety of professions occupied by this close-knit group of women. Each author brings her own delightful style to the telling of tales which blend together to give the glimpse of a place where people don’t hesitate to help each other and one small being finds a way to help bring four couples together. I love stories with animals and I am delighted that there is a charismatic four-footed character who has his own romantic affairs to conduct. There is a necessary brevity to the stories due to the fact that this is an anthology but there is such a nice set-up to the stories that could hopefully form a framework for continuing tales of these characters. A nice heartwarming set of tales.
“The Billionaire’s Matchmaker” is an anthology of contemporary romance tales by Shirley Jump, Susan Meier, Jackie Braun and Barbara Wallace that are all linked by being set in the town of Chandler’s Cove and a very personable character who facilitates a change in the lives of four special women. “Driving Mr. Wrong Home” by Shirley Jump details Gabby Wilson’s story as the former troublemaker crosses paths with the former brainiac she partnered with in high school, T.J. Shepherd, who isn’t a geeky nerd any longer and is determined to follow up on the attraction they never pursued. Susan Meier’s “The Sheriff’s Secret” centers around jewelry shop owner Marney Fields and her neighbor, the sexy Sheriff Dell O’Neil who is harboring plenty of secrets of his own and doesn’t want to risk his heart again. “Love Unleashed” by Jackie Braun follows Mia Andale who is drawn back to ex-boyfriend veterinarian Gideon Roth despite her distrust of his desire for a permanent relationship. The only trouble is, he’s prepared to move on, literally. And last, but definitely not least, “Love in the Shadows” by Barbara Wallace reveals the reclusive Nicholas Bonaparte who has to learn to deal with the persistent Jenny Travolini who has a bone to pick with him about the actions of St. Clair Osgood Charles. They both have to get past their scars and find a way to leave the past where it belongs, but they have to find the courage to do so.
Can a feisty four-legged matchmaker help four best friends find the romance of their dreams?
Driving Mr. Wrong Home by Shirley Jump
When a handsome man from Gabby’s past agrees to a cross-country road trip, her master plan to re-launch her art career quickly morphs into an unexpected, romantic reunion.
The Sheriff's Secret by Susan Meier
Marney’s 9-1-1 emergency help arrives in the form of a rugged, blue-eyed cop. Now she has the perfect bodyguard to keep her safe during those dark, steamy nights...
Love Unleashed by Jackie Braun
The last thing Mia wants is a relationship, yet the headstrong florist can't keep her hands off her sexy-as-sin ex-boyfriend. Will she open her heart before he leaves town for good?
Love in the Shadows by Barbara Wallace
Jenny is a woman on a mission – she’ll even resort to dognapping to make her point! But can she teach a reclusive, emotionally-wounded tycoon that love heals all things?