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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Review: A Perfect Affair

A Perfect Affair
by Judith Gilbert

After losing her father ten months ago, divorcee Katherine Cahill goes back home to Houston and fights to return the joy of Christmas to her mother and young son. At the same time she secretly battles two men, her two-timing ex-husband who blackmails her, and a Texas attorney hell-bent on sharing his bed, but not his heart.

After the fiasco when his fiancĂ©e returned to her ex, Jared Randall swore he would never get involved with another divorcee. Then, he made two colossal mistakes—rescuing ice princess Katherine Cahill from her mother’s roof and playing Santa. Now he’s up to his cobwebby Santa brows in trouble, thanks to the promise he made Katherine’s son.

Holiday heartwarming can spill over to the whole year: it is definitely not too late to read Judith Gilbert's wonderful "A Perfect Affair." Earnest Catherine Cahill made a promise, and if that means climbing to the rooftop to set Santa's runway lights, so be it. She'll not have her son disappointed - or anyone else. She wants her young Matt to be the same sort of knight-in-shining-armor that her own father was.

She may not be daring but she is determined... but help arrives, unlooked for, in the shape of handsome Jared Randall. What a great shame the fellow couldn't shut his mouth and let everyone assume that he was a nice guy. No, within moments, he's become the "arrogant gorilla;" we're ready to give him a good swift kick: and so is our heroine. Is there anything quite as irritating as a man who assumes he must be the one to take over? And then the real action starts...

But this story is too fun to give any tidbit away! Catch up on some gossip while whipping up a batch of cookies. Enjoy the holidays in Houston, where dear old Mum is a matchmaker, the neighbors are watching, and meeting the mall Santa is a priority. With one annoying ex-husband (almost) out of the picture, self-sufficient Catherine doesn't need another man to step into the breech. There's heartwarming - but also heartbreak, frustration, joy, and more.

This tale takes more turns than the candy canes decorating the walkways. It is a fun, holiday-themed romance, with a plot driven by some powerful emotions. Love the bright bold Christmas-y cover! 4 books.



Review by Snapdragon