ISBN# (10): 0-373-77372-2/(13): 978-0-373-77372-5
May 26, 2009
225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3BK9
Rating: 4 Cups
Skye Titan dutifully obeys her father when he practically auctions her off to T.J. Boone to marry. At twenty-six, a widow, and a single mother, she feels like running for her life.
Mitch Cassidy has not been home for almost nine years. He is shocked to learn the ranch is now an organic beef and range-free poultry. What the devil are chickens doing on his ranch?
Skye feels like taking her soon to be eight-year-old daughter, Erin, and leaving. It was bad enough that her high and powerful father did not allow her to wed the man she loved eight years ago, but now he still controls her life. Her heart cares for Mitch but when he returns, he wants nothing to do with her. Mitch would do anything to turn back the years. Instead, thanks to the war in Afghanistan, he is without a leg, and wearing a prosthesis. He still craves the one woman who broke his heart years ago, but refuses to give in to any deep emotions. Skye’s father continues to believe Mitch is not the man for her. After Mitch learns about Erin, he wonders could she be his daughter. If so, then Skye will have more to fear then her father once Mitch gets through with her.
I found Lip Service delightful. The dialogue is strong and holds the readers attention. The characters powerful, as both Skye, and Mitch, are torn and confused over many things, while trying to work out their problems. They are depicted as real people. The father plays an egotistical cruel man; one I am glad is not mine. Susan Mallery brings the multi-cast to life in this stunning read. She knows how to tell a story that hooks the reader and keeps them glued while enlisting a good plot that thickens as the story develops. She leaves the reader with memories of an incredible struggle within a family that leaves an impression on this reader.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More