December 19, 2008
The Wild Rose Press
Rating: 4 Cups
A year ago his life changed in the blink of an eye, and Luca Trevayne has not been the same since. He became a father to his brother’s children, and the reluctant recipient of his sister-in-law’s matchmaking schemes.
Most people reach a certain independence and freedom by the time they reach the age of twenty-five, but Annie Stanton has yet to experience either of those. Her parents died when she was a young girl, and she immediately became the ward of her uncle, who has since kept a very tight rein on everything she does.
What Annie hates most in the world is to be treated like a child, even though she knows she acts like one at times. Finally getting out of her uncle’s house and away from his dour demeanor should feel like heaven, but being forced into a job as a nanny is not her idea of freedom. Luca is sick of having women shoved in his face by his sister-in-law, but Annie has him doing an about face within minutes. They ignite like a flame to gas, and someone is sure to get seriously burned.
This story depicts the struggle of a young woman fighting to find her self-worth and independence after being sheltered and pampered her whole life. Her character may first come off as spoiled and high-strung, but she soon enchants the reader with her spunky attitude and quick wit. Luca’s character is just as loveable, and his relationship with his children only magnifies his humanity. I certainly enjoyed their trials as much as their triumphs, and highly recommend this wonderfully romantic love story.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More