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Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: September 1, 2004
ISBN: 0373712243
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre:   Series Romance

Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Suzie Housley
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Family Matters
The Wilde Men: Harlequin Superromance, 1224
By Joan Kilby

   Marc Wilde life thrived on having his life revolve around danger and excitement. Having been born a natural athlete, he pushed his body to go to unknown limits. His job as a foreign war correspondent allowed him the freedom to experience life in the fast lane. His escapades were cut short when he was involved in a bomb blast that damaged his spinal cord. The accident left him confined to a wheelchair. He goes back to his hometown of Whistler to recover from his injuries. He his convinced his paralysis is a temporary setback to believe otherwise would be unthinkable.

   At eighteen, Fiona Gordon was involved in a car accident that killed her parents. She was behind the wheel of the vehicle that changed her entire family's life. She and her younger brother Jason were the only survivors. Jason injuries confined him to a wheelchair and Fiona was forced to quit college. She completes her teaching degree through correspondence courses. To help with the mounting expenses of her classes and her brothers care she works as a waitress at a local bar.

   Fiona meets Marc one night at work while he is trying to drown his sorrows in drink. She refuses to allow him to believe he is less of a man because of his disability. She bullies him into putting the past behind him and start living for the future. At first he resists her attempts, but he is slowly given into her demands. Can she convince him that his ability to walk will have no impact to her growing feelings for him?

   Joan Kilby has written one of the best love stories I have ever read. Her flawless research breathed real life into her well thought out characters. Books like these only come around once in a blue moon. They are to be savored, enjoyed, and long remembered. Family Matters is a perfect "10" in my book, it has earned a definite keeper spot in my growing library. Very highly recommended.