MISS MAPLE AND THE PLAYBOY
MISS MAPLE AND THE PLAYBOY (4) by Cara Colter: Becoming guardian to his 11-year-old nephew, Kyle, turns landscaper Ben Anderson's life upside down. An ex-Marine, Ben likes order -- and Kyle is a handful. His misbehavior brings teacher Beth Maple into Ben's world. Gentle and kind, Beth is everything Ben wants in a woman, but she's cautious about involvement. Ben's also not sure he can give Beth the love and security she needs. With a simplistic plot and conflict, this story has some very emotional moments, but it's often quite humorous. Plus, Ben and Beth have excellent chemistry.