THE SHERIFF'S SON
April Romance brings great entertainment starting with Sally Carleen's charming PORCUPINE RANCH (4). A software designer finds herself scrubbing floors instead of surfing the net after hiring on as housekeeper for a rugged rancher, who finds her delicious kisses a more than fair exchange for her disastrous cooking. Ms. Carleen pens an engaging love story filled with appealing characters and humorous hi-jinks.
Donna Clayton spins an enchanting yarn called NANNY IN THE NICK OF TIME (4). When a sexy-as-sin policeman advertises for a nanny, he surprises himself by hiring a young and beautiful applicant, whose loving heart and gentle nature soon overwhelms this confirmed bachelor. Wonderful romantic chemistry, richly textured characters and Ms. Clayton's polished writing style make this story a joy to read and ample compensation for the somewhat light conflict.
Looking for a spirited romance with snappy repartee, smooth pacing and a yummy hero? Look no further than YOUR BABY OR MINE (4) by favorite storyteller Marie Ferrarella. A handsome computer executive's frantic search for a nanny ends when he hires a spunky single mom in need of a helping hand. Ms. Ferrarella adds a zesty crispness and magic to a classic storyline.
Next up is LOOK-ALIKE BRIDE (3) by Laura Anthony, the story of a beautiful amnesia victim fighting to recover while doing battle to regain the love she and a bitter rancher once shared. Ms. Anthony's sweet-natured heroine and talent for storytelling make this an enjoyable read, although one might prefer a more trusting and understanding hero.
Stella Bagwell beguiles readers with THE SHERIFF'S SON (3). After finding twin infants abandoned on her doorstep, a pretty nurse grudgingly contacts the local lawman, who just happens to be a former lover. But even as their passion reignites, a secret might douse the flame of love for good. Although the conflict resolution seems predictable, Ms. Bagwell accents her romance with a nice dramatic flair.
Phyllis Halldorson wraps up the month with the tale of a lively nurse who literally runs into a handsome doctor and vows to become A WIFE FOR DR. SAM (2). Although story effectiveness is weakened by awkward dialogue and the occasionally immature behavior of the heroine, readers will still find the romance reasonably entertaining.