THE PRODIGAL VALENTINE
In the 10 years since Ben Vargas left, Mercy Zamora has changed. An established businesswoman who's past dreams of marriage and children, she's prepared for anything, except Ben's return. They're in-laws now -- her sister is married to his recently injured brother -- and Ben's needed at the family construction firm. Mercy can't avoid him, or his desire to pick up where they left off. But she keeps running -- and holding a grudge -- until she learns how much Ben has changed. Then she's in trouble. Karen Templeton's The Prodigal Valentine (4) is an appealing, well-plotted family story, equal parts drama and comedy -- and Ben's an uber-hottie.