After seeing another criminal get off on a technicality, assistant D.A. Jocelyn Fletcher decides she needs to reevaluate her life and career. What better place to ponder this than the small town that has captivated her two older sisters? But the only temporary job in Misty Harbor that Sydney and Gwen find for Jocelyn is that of nanny/house-keeper for the widowed county sheriff, Quinn Larson.

Quinn has only recently gained full custody of his three young children, following the death of his ex-wife. While his sister has pitched in to help, she has her own career to worry about. Jocelyn quickly learns that passing the bar has nothing on child-rearing. Watching after a 5-year-old boy and twin 3-year-old girls is exhausting. And Jocelyn's hormones are also telling her that Quinn is a mighty fine specimen of Misty Harbor male.

It looks like the town of Misty Harbor (and its men) are about to throw a net around the last remaining Fletcher sister. Evanick's charming and warmhearted novels will brighten even the most depressing day. (Dec., 304 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith