Having just broken up with her cheating boyfriend, the last thing attorney Angela DeNero wants to be is pregnant. But that is indeed the case and now Angela has to figure out how to break the news to her slightly unconventional family.

Other families' issues are also on Angela's agenda. She's asked by newlyweds Dan and Mary Gallagher to help fend off a custody suit by Dan's ex-wife Sharon and her rich new husband Charles Rothburg. What turns this case into a nightmare is that Mary's cousin John Franco is forced into representing the Rothburgs.

Ever since high school Angela has harbored a fascination for John, and suddenly she's forced into close proximity. Her own condition and the family feud are making any thoughts of romance problematic.

Families in all their glory and infamy are once again on display as the always-wonderful Millie Criswell serves up another delight. As in the previous books in the series, the fun and romance is tempered with true emotional depth. (May, 336pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith