by Cheryl Bolen

April 2002
ISBN: 0-8217-7248-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

This is a truly sweet story of a young girl's love of her brother’s best friend, that grows into a woman’s devotion and the desire to see him happy.

Mr. Gregory Blankenship needs a wife, and needs one fast, if he’s to secure his inheritance. Ever the dedicated rake, he has always maintained that he will never marry. But his father is tired of his wayward antics and has given him the ultimatum, either marry by his 25th birthday, or lose everything. And that, Gregory just couldn’t do.

He takes himself off to visit his best friend, George Pembroke, who until recently had declared that he would never succumb to the parsons trap, only to snared and now have a child. Maybe George could give Gregory some advice. But what Gregory didn’t expect to find, was the solution to his problem. The solution being in the form of George’s little sister, Glee, who wasn’t little anymore, but a beautiful woman. When had that happened?!?

Glee Pembroke has always been secretly in love with Gregory Blankenship, or Blanks, as she has called him since she was a child. When Blanks appears at her brother’s door and explains to her his dilemma, Glee comes up with the perfect solution. SHE will marry Blanks. His inheritance will be secured, and she’ll be a married woman with her own home. This sounded too good to be true, especially for Gregory, but with a little encouragement, and some scheming on Glee’s part, he came to realize that this would be the only way. Now the only problem, was to figure out how to control his ‘manly’ urges he has towards Glee, after all, she’s his best friend’s little sister, he’s known her all of her life, how can he make love to her, when he feels that way?

As for Glee, she soon realizes that she may have bitten off more that she can chew. How is she ever going to make Blanks see her as a woman, not the twelve year old, little sister of his best friend? Why, she will become one of those fast women that Blanks likes so much. And what happens from there is fast paced and fun.

I love this story. It was fun, never boring, and tantalizing. The characters were very well written, the plot never faltered, and the storyline in itself was enough to keep you entertained and glued to the pages. If you read one story this summer and want it to be a fun book, pick this one up. You won’t be sorry!

Happy reading!!

Reviewed in July 2002 by Debbie.

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