AN ACT OF PERSUASION
AN ACT OF PERSUASION (4) by Stephanie Doyle: Ben Tyler ousted Anna Summers from his life when he was fighting cancer and didn’t think he’d live. Now, Ben must fight twice as hard to get his former assistant back — once he learns she’s carrying his child and admits to himself he’s always cared for her. Emotionally damaged by a childhood in foster care and hurt by Ben once, Anna is determined it won’t happen again. Doyle’s realistic characters are nicely drawn. Anna’s anger rings true, as does Ben’s desire not to let her see him die, and his determination to get her back.