Darby Lane is devastated when her childhood friend Russell dies in an accident. When it's discovered that Bella, Russ' conniving stepmother, has donated his organs, despite his specific wishes not to be a donor, Darby vows to stop her attempts to take over the Gunn family. She turns to her three aunts and Russ' handsome older brother, Ben, for support.

The first step will be to reunite Ben and his estranged father, who is imprisoned in the Gunn home after being blackmailed into marrying Bella. As they work closely together, Darby and Ben discover they can no longer deny the attraction they have felt for one another ever since they were children.

This is a heartwarming story about the strong bond of families and the lengths they will go to to protect one another. The interaction among Darby's mischievous and loving aunts makes this a most enjoyable story. (Apr., 304 pp., $16.50)
Reviewed by: 
Nasha Kanai