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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lilly's Garden by Kimberlee R. Mendoza

Lilly's Garden by Kimberlee R. Mendoza
Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational
Length: Short (25 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Orchid

Bethany King is a successful marketing executive who has worked hard to make it to the top. She just landed an account that will change her career forever. If only she didn't have to work with rival, Garrett Myers. Forget how incredibly gorgeous he is. For months, the man has brown-nosed his way into everyone's heart, including her boss's, so when he's assigned to help with her pet project, she is indignant.

Besides her relationship with God, the one thing that mellows Bethany is her friendship with her neighbor's little girl, Lilly. When tragedy threatens to take the girl away, Bethany will have to learn to swallow her pride and turn to the man she's called enemy for so long.

Hard-headed businesswoman Bethany finds a softer side to her nature when she’s with her neighbour’s daughter Lilly.

Lilly’s mother occasionally works late and Bethany helps out by looking after the little girl. Red haired, green eyed Lilly suffers from asthma but is the type of child everyone loves.

Garrett Myers is Bethany’s rival at work. Garrett always seems to be one step ahead of her, even when she’s the one who’s introduced the client to the company. They have to work over a holiday weekend at Bethany’s flat and this is when Garrett meets Lilly.

Is Garrett as bad as Bethany thinks he is? Business women such as Bethany are often attracted by bad boys like Garrett. Can Bethany overcome her dislike of the man so that she can work with him?

I am amazed how such a complete, interesting story can be fitted into so few pages. Lilly is a lovely child who captivates people’s hearts. Both Bethany and Garrett think the other is different when Lilly is with them. Neither seems so hard and businesslike when the child is near.

The conflict between the two adults is in sharp contrast to their interaction with Lilly. One gives provides the interest of “will they - won’t they” while the other softens the story and gives it a true human touch.

Definitely worth reading when you have a little to spend with a really good story.