Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Book review – HER UNLIKELY FAMILY

Captain's Log, Supplemental

Her Unlikely Family by Missy Tippens

From the back cover:

Take One Conservative Bank President
Add One Rebellious Teenager
Try To Mix

Take responsibility for his orphaned niece, yes. Raise her himself, no. A good boarding school was what the girl needed, not an uncle who was never home. But then Michael Throckmorton's niece ran away. And the big-hearted, beautiful diner waitress who'd taken her in wasn't letting her go so easily. Josie Miller had a few conditions for Michael. Oddly enough, he was willing to listen. Yet days later, why wasn't he hauling the teen back to school and himself back to the city? Could it be that an unlikely family was forming?

Camy here:

What a fun story! I liked the mix of two such different personalities as Josie and Michael. Josie is both kind and wild—just the kind of heroine I like to read about. Michael starts off very stuffy and I didn’t really like him at first, but I really enjoyed his transformation from Michael Throckmorton III to Uncle Mike. The flow from uptight prick to sensitive guy was very smooth, believable, and enjoyable to read.

Michael’s niece, Lisa, steals the show, in my opinion. Maybe because I’ve worked with teens for so many years. She seemed completely authentic—irritating and lovable at the same time.

There were a few moments at the end where things got confusing for me—I didn’t understand why some characters made the choices they did or were upset by other people’s choices. However, the ending is satisfying and romantic and left me with that happy feeling at the end of a romance.

This is a great book for romance readers of all ages, from teens and up.

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