Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Five is Enough

Five Is Enough (Harlequin Heartwarming)Dawn Stewardson
Contemporary Romance

"Sully was back to hating her again - which made her feel worse than she'd have imagined."

Lauren is the new director of her family's charitable foundation - her very rich family.  However, the board has just cut funding to Sully's boy's home, a fact that Sully is less than pleased about.  But when he meets up with Ms Van Slyke, she's not the dried up old prune he had imagined.  In fact, she's beautiful.  When his "boys" create a scheme to try to get the funding back, Lauren and Sully are thrown together, forced to come to grips that despite their yawning differences, love could have a chance.  But not if Sully let's her bank account get in the way.  Meanwhile, a plot may be underway to take what little he has away from him.

My Opinion: This was a light read, perhaps a bit too light.  It had a lot of potential dealing with differences in class, past histories as well as two criminal plots.  But in the end it kind of flopped for me.  There wasn't enough struggle or suspense to really build off the potential there.  Lauren was a bit old to be so under her father's thumb, but she was feisty with everyone else.  Sully isn't explained very well, but he's a man with a heart of gold.  I'm still concerned at the concept of an ex-con being able to create a foster home for multiple pre-teen boys, but oh well.  There is some action to the story and it is fun - it just left me wishing it had taken more advantage of the possibilities.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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