Friday, July 15, 2011

Bright Eyes by Catherine Anderson

Natalie Patterson is a single mom. After her divorce she moved in with her father, grandfather and sister. Her ex hid all his assets and made it look like he had nothing so the court awarded him half of Natalie's supper club. Her daughter Rosie never really knew her daddy, but her son Chad is having a hard time dealing with his father's neglect. As a cry for help, Chad vandalizes their neighbor's house, shed and garden. Zeke Coulter is a confirmed bachelor. He gets home one day to put up tomatoes from his garden and sees a kid running away. When he gets outside he sees all the damage around his place and follows Chad home. Since Natalie does not have the money to make restitution Zeke tells her that Chad will have to work off his debt. In the meantime, Natalie's ex is murdered and she becomes the chief suspect. Then accidents start happening to her and Zeke vows to find out what is going and on and keep Natalie and the children safe.

I think this is the third Coulter book that I have read and each one just gets better. While yes it's technically a romance there are very good core values throughout the book. You can't help but love Zeke and his family. Natalie's family is a little quirky but fun. The chemistry is there throughout the book. Natalie is trying to be a very strong woman and Zeke is a typical alpha male, so there are lots of sparks. Easy read and very enjoyable.

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