Charmaine Gordon gives readers an intricate story with some very complex characters. Tom Donnelly is a man on a mission and it’s admirable to see him try to turn his life around. I liked the fact that he was so authentic that he made more than his share of mistakes and that he’d hurt the ones he loved but yet he was still not a bad man. The heroine seemed to come into the story a little late and I felt that I didn’t get to know her as well as I did the hero. I also felt I got to know some of the other supporting characters better than I did the beautiful young Joanne. The author has a fantastic way of bringing the people she writes about to life with realistic touches and authentic dialogue. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that each character had some major flaws, making them human and not necessarily bad people. I would suggest reading the previous books starring some of the characters in this book before picking up this one. I felt as if I was missing a lot of important information when I started reading this story as if I’d come in halfway through.
Tom Donnelly decides it’s time to make major changes in his life and he begins rebuilding his life and the trust of his family, friends and the law firm he works for. He’s also decided to stop spending time with the wrong type of woman. Through a friend he has reconnected with Tom meets Joanne McKenna Friedman a beautiful woman with a tragic past and a distrust of men. But when she starts her new job at his firm she needs his help to save her career and maybe even her life.
Tom Donnelly, once known as The Catch – every woman’s dream guy, has fallen down every rung of the ladder he once worked so hard to climb. On New Year’s Day, he realizes just how far he’s fallen, and makes a list of resolutions to change his life. He vows to regain the trust lost from his family, his law firm, and his friends – and maybe even find the right woman this time. He crosses paths with Joanne McKenna Friedman – a smart young lawyer, beautiful on the outside, damaged on the inside. Joanne’s secret past leaves her distrustful of everyone. Until a court case comes up to threaten her career and even her life, and she turns to Tom for help.