Running a home for pregnant teens, Kathryn Roper often finds herself standing between her girls and their parents. Yet when it comes to Ron Egan it's a different matter—because she needs someone to stand between her and the romantic game of cat and mouse he's playing. Even though Kathryn is wildly attracted to Ron, she fears his workaholic tendency will cause her heartache—just like the relationship she witnessed between her own parents. While Leigh Greenwood skillfully delves into the emotional depth of the characters, especially showing readers what makes Ron tick, a too-perfect finish for FAMILY MERGER (3) undermines the strong issues of the story.

Reviewed by: 
Pamela Cohen