This Book Is Even Better Than Book #1! Feb 7, 2013
This story is a continuation of the Brownfield family (see below). Cole Brownfield met Debbie Randall in the previous book, ALWAYS A LADY. They were attracted to each other but Cole has always avoided relationships and he ran home to California. His dangerous job in the police department seemed easier to handle than Debbie.
Morgan, father to the houseful of men, has been in a serious auto wreck, must undergo rehabilitation and needs help to care for the family. He hires Debbie, knowing full well that he is lighting a fire. Cole is offended until he sees how easily Debbie gets Morgan to do his hated exercises.
Cole, cynical and cool, has watched police marriages come and go. He knows he does not want to put any woman in the position of worrying about him - or worse, demanding that he find a new career.
Cole tries to keep his growing relationship and his narcotics job separate. He expects Debbie to reject him (and what he does for a living) and builds walls around his heart. He keeps waiting for Debbie to demand he change - but she does not. She gives him the space he needs to do his dangerous work.
It takes a terrible shooting in the department for Cole to come to the realization that Debbie is there but not making demands.
It was nice to see Case and Lily from the previous book. But the real charmer in this story was Buddy, the computer genius of the Brownfield family. He added so much to the tale and his actions often moved the plot along.
This is a quick read at 249 pages. Enjoy!
Brownfield Family Series
1. Always a Lady (1993)
2. Gentle Persuasion (1993)