One Heart's Opinion by Cynthia MacGregor
Length: Short Story (119 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3.5 books
Reviewed by Fennel
Despite incriminating signs that handsome, charming Ric may be the burglar preying on the shopping center, and despite the fact that he's admittedly hiding something, Bonnie refuses to believe it's possible. She also refuses to accept the optometrist her mother has her eye on as a possible mate for Bonnie.
Bonnie has a plan to catch and expose the burglar, but it requires her sister's special skills, and her sister refuses to help...until tragedy strikes, and she reluctantly assents. But Bonnie's plan is laced with danger...not to mention her concern that, after all, it might turn out to be Ric they catch in the act.
What would you do if you fell in love with a man your friends and colleagues suspected of burglary? What do you do when your mother insists you marry ‘The Perfect Man’? And how can you compete with a sister who has it all? Her mother’s approval. The man who has it all as a loving fiancé. And the prospect of a fulfilling and prosperous marriage?
Ms. MacGregor dumps Bonnie into the middle of this emotional cauldron; mixes in a feisty personality balanced with a pinch of personal disbelief in her own charms, and a need for approval that clashes with her need to be her own person. In other words she gives her readers an everyday kind of girl they can relate to and love. Bonnie is a heroine Ms. MacGregor‘s readers will root for.
She hears her neighbours’ whispers about the handsome caretaker/handyman and can’t bring herself to believe in them. After all her heart wouldn’t lie to her, would it?
Ric is a man with a secret. He’s biding his time as handyman/caretaker for the shopping centre, but he has dreams. Dreams he refuses to share with anyone. Not even Bonnie.
When he discovers her connection with Six Oaks Friend/Ship Foundation he also finds it harder to keep his secret to himself. He has a past to deal with before he can allow himself to dream of a future with Bonnie. But like the game of Telephone, the rumours spread and multiply and threaten to tear them apart.
Ms. MacGregor's settings and characters are lively, and the plot is full of emotional twists and turns that will have you delaying any projects waiting for your attention.
To find out how Ms. MacGregor ensures her hero and heroine find their HEA, you’ll just have to read this charming story.