A COMPROMISING AFFAIR
Forster delivers a novel with strong family values in this enjoyable story that is unfortunately fairly predictable. The heroine plays hard to get, which merely sets the stage for when she will ultimately surrender to her passion for the no-nonsense hero.
As an activist, Denise unwittingly rubs Scott the wrong way at a function right before he leaves for a two-year assignment in Europe as a U.S. ambassador. When he returns to the States, their friends become matchmakers. Scott is ready for a wife and children but Denise is too scared to give in to him completely. They may be at odds in love, but Scott’s new position may also put them at odds philosophically. A wall of stubbornness and her secret threatens their future and ability to compromise. (KIMANI/ARABESQUE, Dec., 288 pp., $6.99)