It's finally time for Dinah Davis to go home. The world-weary correspondent wants to settle down with the sweet guy she left behind in South Carolina's Low Country. Instead, she's confronted by his black-sheep brother, and--despite her longing for serenity--sparks fly.
How can she possibly trade her perfectly safe backup plan for a risk-taking guy like Cordell Beaufort after all the dangers she's already faced? But to Dinah's dismay, backup plan or nother heart has its own ideas.
Topics: South Carolina, Series, Small Town, Journalists, Old Flames, Steamy, and Brothers
Published: Harlequin MIRA an imprint of Harlequin on Jan 1, 2011
The problem which I had with this book was not with the set-up. The initial idea is good. Dinah returns home, to Charleston, shattered from her experiences as a war correspondent with a strange idea that she can find her past love, Bobby, and reconnect. She sees a life with Bobby as an alternative, second-best solution now that she can no longer do what she wants. Instead of Bobby she bumps into his brother Cordell and is attracted from the first but she needs to fight against this because a future with him isn't in her planning at all. Dinah's emotional problems are well set out and it is possible to understand how she clings on to something which has kept her going in harder times and her reluctance to try something new.Where I had the issue with the book is in the way in which the author solves Dinah's problems. It is difficult to explain this without spoilers but just to say that although a life with Bobby is supposed to be second best for her the identical life, but with Cordell, is OK because they love one another passionately. I would have liked to see Dinah getting back to the life she had before, recovered and ready to go, rather than give it all up for a man. I thought that it was all a bit unsatisfying.read more