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Publisher: Harper Torch / HarperCollins
Release Date: 2004
ISBN: 0060533072
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Romance / Contemporary
Reviewer: Jen Oliver
Reviewer Notes: African-American Characters

By Bette Ford

      Imagine having a close family friend ask you to do a huge favor for them and then eventually, through the closeness that you have to share with them, turn into a romantic partner. This is what happens to Anne Prescott and Gavin Mathis. The two have been friends since they were little and Gavin plays professional football with Anne’s brother, Wesley. Gavin just recently discovered that he has a younger brother who needs guidance when he is away at games. Anne agrees to take a break from her successful catering business and stay at Gavin’s home to take care of Kyle. Can Anne adjust to living with her longtime family friend?

    Ms. Ford does a fantastic job describing two very successful African-American characters. She keeps the rich African-American culture (i.e. strong familial ties) throughout the book and incorporates a true budding romance between Anne and Gavin. The plot of Kyle being dumped on Gavin’s lap shows the strong sense of familial responsibility that not everyone has to give. The flow of the book is consistent throughout the novel and provides the reader a true joy in reading it.