This is the strongest — pun intended — entry in the Strong Family series. Centering on the youngest member, and only sister, Bryant uses humor and snappy dialogue to create a well-rounded character in Kaitlyn Strong. Pairing Kaitlyn with a no-nonsense hero, Bryant makes this a story to savor. The fun is in the patter between these two spirited leads. I had a smile on my face throughout the entire book.
Kaitlyn is a 25-year-old college graduate who puts the “brat” in “spoiled brat.” After a ridiculous spending spree in Paris, her parents and brother finally put on the brakes, demanding that she fend for herself, pay her own bills and grow up. Kaitlyn tries to live within the new rules and eventually realizes that life requires work. At her new apartment, she meets Quinton Wells, manager of the building, and his daughter Lei. Kat appears to be a mirror image of Quint’s ex-wife, and he wants no part of that. With these two snapping at each other, it’s only Lei who brings them closer. (DAFINA, Sep., 309 pp., $6.99)