ISBN # 1-59998-505-5
Rating: 5 Cups
Tate Murphy has overcome her beginnings. She owns a successful business but no one will let her forget that she is the daughter of a vicious drunk and a flighty tramp. She and her brother have successfully reared six younger siblings.
Matt Chase is the last single brother in the Chase clan, and the best looking of the bunch; everything has come easy to him, until he meets Tate. She is nothing like the women he usually dates and that is a good thing. Matt has it all on the surface, but longs for a wife and family like his parents and brothers.
When Matt Chase falls for a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, his family is thrilled, but some of the residents of Petal go out of the way to make things difficult for the couple. Short, curvy and family oriented, she is nothing like his usual woman, and so he must convince her that she is just who he needs.
I was really sad that this is the last of Ms. Dane’s Chase brothers series, but I think she saved the best for last and introduced us to an equally interesting family, the Murphy’s. Tate is not Matt's usual type, but beautiful in a different way. She is as small, tough and loving as Matt’s mother, the redoubtable Polly. Matt and Tate’s romance is anything but smooth. He has a tough time overcoming her insecurities, and nasty ex-girlfriends and others complicate matters. Tate hides her problems and protects those she loves, as does Matt. Her father’s extortion is also kept secret. The resolutions of these problems really make this book a cut above the average. The Chase family is always entertaining, and when you add the Murphy family you have a story that you will not be able to put down.
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