THE TYCOON'S INSTANT FAMILY
Keeping her father's construction company afloat while he's ailing is a huge responsibility for architect Georgie Cauldwell, especially because its biggest project is on the verge of failure. Then businessman Nick Barron saves the day by buying the company developing the property. Suddenly, Georgie's burden is eased, and there's romance in the air. Then Nick's sister is killed in an accident and he's left to care for her children -- which leaves Georgie questioning his motivation when he proposes. Caroline Anderson's The Tycoon's Instant Family (3) has many strengths -- conflict, characters and pacing are exemplary -- but its second-half tragedy feels tacked on and artificial.