MY MAN PENDLETON
Revenge can be sweet. After years of misery inflicted on her by her domineering father and brothers, heiress Kit McClellan is having the last laugh. According to her late mother's will, unless she marries within the next two years, the entire Hensly Distillery, Inc. fortune will be given to charity. After buying off her fiancé on the eve of their wedding, her father is now frantically searching for a groom for his highly uncooperative daughter.
Thinking he was hired for his financial expertise and savvy, unsuspecting executive R. Pendleton is amazed to discover, when Kit disappears, that it's his job to track her down. Pendleton has reasons of his own for wanting to keep this high paying position, so he dutifully tracks Kit to the Caribbean and hauls her back. Deciding that Pendleton is more interesting than the last group of candidates, Kit fights the war on her own terms by moving into Pendletons new house without warning.
With Holt McClellan pushing at every turn and Kit suspicious of every move Pendleton makes, what is a man to do when he finds himself fascinated by this unpredictable woman?
MY MAN PENDLETON is a fun-loving read reminiscent of an old fashioned screwball comedy, but with its own thoroughly modern edge. Ms. Bevarly does an excellent job of combining wit and humor with an underlying sense of poignancy and pain. (Oct., 384 pp., $5.99)