by Lori Foster

July 2000
ISBN: 0-373-25890-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #790
Mass Market Paperback

After having read Sawyer's story, I could hardly contain myself as I eagerly awaited Morgan's story. Big, dark, and so very bad, I knew that Lori Foster would deliver the goods.

Morgan Hudson, the sheriff of Buckhorn County, is a man in control of his emotions and the people surrounding him. That is the way he likes it. Although a woman on his side, like his brother's fiancée, would be nice. So when his soon-to-be-sister-in-law's little sister, Misty Malone, arrives for the wedding, he is in trouble. She is sexy, seductive, secretive, and way too much to handle. In addition, she's definitely not what he had in mind for a wife.

What does Morgan do? He tries to regain his control on his emotions and sends her packing - but only after he has told her how much he wants her. Too bad that he is such a honorable guy… he feels responsible for her well-being when she tells him her secrets right before she is ready to leave. After all she's family now, isn't she? So Misty is staying and Morgan is suffering!

Misty is in trouble; not only has she no place to live, no job and is pregnant, but now, having been tricked into staying with the Hudson family and confiding in Morgan, she has to deal with her feelings for him.

In Morgan, both the hero and the heroine are strong characters and Lori Foster renders them believable, emotional, deep and real enough for the reader to identify with. She is not afraid to portray her hero and heroine less perfect in circumstances and beauty as they are willing to dig deeper and fall in love with inner values, not just looks.

What stands out in Morgan, as in all of Lori Foster's books, is the spontaneous and witty dialogue. It is never forced and always straight to the point, a trait that is mirrored in all of her characters. Be prepared though to be constantly distracted by the other brothers.

As always with a Lori Foster book, I highly recommend reading it.

Reviewed in October 2001 by Kris Alice.

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