BACHELOR NO MORE
Running interference for her friend Celeste puts dry cleaner Mara Pratt squarely in the path of the older woman's grandson, corporate raider Jared Perry. Celeste is implicated in an infamous local crime and needs an attorney, but it takes both Mara and Jared to convince her. In the process, the sparks between them become a flame. But Jared's a workaholic unused to long-term relationships -- and once-burned Mara is reluctant to take a chance on him. Victoria Pade continues Northbridge Nuptials with Bachelor No More (3), a pleasant book with a simple plot and conflict. The characters are fine, but there's not much spark between them.