HER DESERT FAMILY
In Italy for her father's funeral, librarian Bridget Rossi is briefly reunited with her family, including her super-model cousin, Francesca. Accompanying Francesca is Sheikh Rashid al Halzid, who invites Bridget to his home to recover from her loss. Initially uncomfortable, Bridget finds that being with Rashid and his young son is just what she needs. But the knowledge that she'd be only second best for Rashid forces Bridget to leave Her Desert Family (3). Barbara McMahon's latest is an enjoyable read, and Bridget is very engaging. But despite several peeks behind Rashid's facade, he lacks dimension.