There's enough humor and plotting to keep the story moving in this engaging, fun tale, and the set-up is well in place for the brother's story to follow. The legal battle over Dena's late husband's estate is nicely done.
Widowed with a young son, Dena Graham is looking for a new start. Temporarily staying with her aunt Ellen while she recovers from a broken wrist, Dena enjoys the view of the handyman working in her aunt's backyard.
Julian Hamilton is co-owner of a construction company. After one divorce, one broken engagement and one not-so-steady girlfriend, he's decided to step back from romance and concentrate on the family business. Aunt Ellen's latest project, however, is getting Dena
and Julian together -- permanently. (KIMANI/Arabesque, Dec., 320 pp., $6.99)