WHEN YOU WERE MINE

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For the first time in years, Joseph Adams is excited about celebrating Valentine's Day. She not only has a man to celebrate with, she even thinks he's about to pop the question. Needless to say, she's stunned when he reveals that he wants to explore other options. Joseph isn't one to give up, however, and vows to win him back -- until she meets dynamic Ryan Donovan.

When the two come together to work on Ryan's next film project, the close confines compel Joseph to see him in a different light. Can she let go of her obsession with winning her ex back and give Ryan a chance? Is he willing to let go of his past beliefs and allow himself to commit to the prospect of a lasting relationship?

A plethora of characters make this novel appealing to a variety of tastes. Character interaction adds interesting twists. In some instances, Byrd's attempts at offbeat comedy are successful, but in others she flounders. This story would have fared better without its romantic focus. As this is part of the infamous Adams Sisters series, readers may wish to read this novel's predecessors before taking on Byrd's latest. (Aug., 256 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton