Ambition, passion, and scandal - they have everything. The Buchanan dynasty controls an empire of restaurants - and Gloria, the coldly powerful matriarch, controls the Buchanans. But even Gloria has weaknesses. When she falls ill, she's forced to rely on the most expensive home-held possible - Lori Johnson. She has nothing. Lori has struggled her ...
Ambition, passion, and scandal - they have everything. The Buchanan dynasty controls an empire of restaurants - and Gloria, the coldly powerful matriarch, controls the Buchanans. But even Gloria has weaknesses. When she falls ill, she's forced to rely on the most expensive home-held possible - Lori Johnson. She has nothing. Lori has struggled her way out of poverty. She has absolutely no time at all for Reid Buchanan, the spoiled playboy of a glitzy family - he's everything she dislikes in a man. Especially when he's caught out in a sordid tabloid sex scandal. But she will teach them the hardest lesson of all. It's Lori's job to show the Buchanans what's really important - before secrets and lies destroy them all.
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Publishers Weekly, 2006-11-27 Mallery's latest spicy saga of the Buchanan family, Seattle's most prominent restaurateurs, doesn't quite measure up to the pleasures of her last (Irresistible), but makes a tasty dish nonetheless. This entry features Reid Buchanan, a womanizing former baseball hero trying to clean up his tarnished image after an embittered reporter he slept with publishes a tell-all newspaper article headlined, "Good in bed? Not so much." With the media hot on his tail, Reid takes refuge at the family estate, where his cantankerous grandmother, Gloria, is recovering from a series of debilitating illnesses. Gloria's as mean-spirited as Reid remembers, but now she's got to deal with peppy home-care nurse Lori Johnson, who's determined to turn Gloria's life around. Lori does her best to ignore Reid-arrogant, self-centered and "fifteen kinds of gorgeous"-knowing that even if she were attracted to him (which of course she is) he wouldn't look twice at a plain Jane like her. While Mallery's prose is luscious and provocative, and her characters worth following from book to book, fans may be disappointed when Lori resorts to expensive haircuts and fashion makeovers to catch her man. An intriguing backstory involving Reid's half-sister Dani and her search for her birth father should leave readers impatient for the next entry's July 2007 release. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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