WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN
Wounded in the Mideast and suffering some memory loss, Mead Regan raises eyebrows with his eccentric behavior. Getting landscaper Devan Anderson back in his life is the first thing that makes sense to him. Once his lover, Devan is now a widowed mother, and the grapevine hums as their relationship intensifies. Devan has plenty to lose; Mead's wealthy, possessive mother is a client. But Devan won't back down -- Mead is too precious to lose again. Helen R. Myers' What Should Have Been (3) has several strong points, especially the chemistry between Mead and Devan. But Mead's mother is too one-note, which is a drawback because she's integral to the plot.