Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Accidentally Yours by Susan Mallery

Title:   Accidentally Yours
AuthorSusan Mallery
My Rating: B+

Genre: contemporary romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Kerri Sullivan & Nathan King
Release Date: February 2010 (re-issue)
ISBN037377527X or 
Publisher: Harlequin
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Borders- $7.99
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
WANTED: Single mom seeks billionaire’s pocketbook to fund dying son’s research cure. Will seduce if necessary. Blackmail is not out of the question. Miracles welcome. Cynical billionaire seeks working mom with a heart of gold for PR campaign to improve his standing in the community. Must be willing to attend social events. Anyone looking for love need not apply. It seemed like the perfect match…until the unthinkable happened.

My Review:
There are people in this world that have had more than their share of hard luck and bad breaks. The hero and heroine of this book could both be put into that group, but they have each dealt with that bad luck in totally different ways. 

Nathan is a bitter, hard, cold man. After a long string of bad personal relationship (ex-wife, parents, sister,) his 7 yo son died from the same disease that Kerri's son has, and that's the last straw. He is determined that no one will ever to him emotionally again.

Kerri has also lost almost everyone in her life. The only person left is her 9 yo son who is dying from a disease with no known cure...yet. She is sassy, optimistic, and determined. She bullies Nathan into funding the research into the disease by pure strength of will and smarts. She will do anything to keep her son alive- even deal with a real bastard like Nathan.

Obviously, this is an emotionally book. It deals with dying children which is one of the most horrendous things imaginable. I cried several times throughout the book, but that did not keep the book from being enjoyable. Kerri's character is awesome. She's one of those people that you can't help but love and Nathan feels the same draw to her as she starts to break down his walls. The town is also filled with lovable, fun characters as they get behind Kerri and her campaign to re-build the research facility.

There's a certain predictability to the book, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment of it at all. Sometimes a good emotional read is good for the soul and this one worked perfectly for me.


Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I read my first Susan Mallery in Already Home. I will have to give this book a shot but probably later in the summer!

Christi Snow said...

I have that one, but I haven't read it yet. It's in my huge, towering TBR pile. ;o) smiles...