Higgins has a unique and fresh writing style that captures your heart and imagination from the first page. Her characters' antics bring to mind
the neurotic family members we
all have and adore. Higgins is a
truly engaging storyteller.

To stop her family from badgering her about her lack of a boyfriend, Grace Emerson invents one. He's perfect for her and her family's high standards -- he's always out of town performing miracle surgeries on children. The trouble is, Grace is hopelessly attracted to her new neighbor, Callahan O'Shea.

Callahan is a less-than-perfect ex-con who, despite Grace's tendency to accidentally injure him, stalk him and unintentionally put him down, seems to like Grace too. Can she get past his history and love him for the man he is? Can Callahan move beyond Grace's preconceptions of him and her tendency to bend the truth? (HQN, Feb., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Annette Elton