The Cochran story continues with John Flores, the long unacknowledged son of Big Benny Cochran. He has been found and, thanks to a liver transplant from his brother, has hope and a new outlook on life.

Ghost writer Nina Whitney is working closely with him on a book about his innovative techniques and developments as a psychotherapist. It was Nina who approached his brother to ask for the liver donation. Now John considers Nina not only a beautiful, desirable woman but also a part of his life. But there is something he hasn't told her that could change everything.

Nina is attracted to John and the family, but she's also intimidated by the women who married the Cochran men. She also fears that secrets from her past will prevent her from being with John.

This very romantic book shows two people learning how to open their hearts and share their lives. A large family lends depth and humor as well as understanding of the dynamics of relationships. Nina's vulnerabilities are especially heartwarming. (Sep., 320 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Page Traynor