by Kate Huntington

July 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7820-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

When an elderly relative passes away, the last thing Sir Michael Stewart expects is a bequest, especially an attractive woman determined to move into his house. The old ladyís former companion and housekeeper, Catriona Grant, has promised to take care of him now, but Michael doesnít need her help. Catriona has far too many ideas about letting the sunshine in and chasing the doldrums out and Michael likes his gloomy existence. Widowed and content at his remote, bleak estate on Scotlandís coast, Michael has only one solution, find Miss Grant a husband of her own and find him quick! But letting her go isnít as easy as he would have imagined, especially when he discovers that what had passed for contentment before has been shattered by fantasies of the curve of Catrionaís waist and the tilt of her luscious lips.

This story was a little slow and hard to get into, but eventually got better. Ms. Huntington gives us a nice storyline, but her leading characters arenít as strong as I am used to. I had a hard time warming up to Michael, and Catriona reminded me too much of a pushy housekeeper, rather than a future heroine in a romance.

This is an ok read, if there is nothing else around. Although I wouldnít be adverse to reading another Kate Huntington book, I just didnít care for this one.

Reviewed in January 2006 by Debbie.

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