Tessa Hamilton never imagined the hardest part of having her best friend help renovate her small-town movie theater would be keeping her heart safe. She can't fall for a man who has no interest in a serious relationship with any woman…and who doesn't know the secret she hides. Besides, Josh Donnelly is too eager to leave Paradox Lake—especially when his estranged father returns. Tessa struggles with the turmoil, but as she falls deeper for the bachelor, she knows she must be honest if there's any chance for them. But will telling Josh put everything at risk—including their friendship?
My thoughts: THE BACHELOR'S SWEETHEART is third in The Donnelly Brothers series, but it does stand-alone. Fans will likely want to go back and read the first two: Winning the Teacher's Heart and Holiday Homecoming.
THE BACHELOR'S SWEETHEART starts out with a wedding - Josh's brothers - but Josh isn't too excited about it. Marriage isn't for the Donnelly brothers -- and yet both of his have fallen snare to the tangled web. He asked his best friend, Tessa, to attend with him, and she does, even though she is not a bridesmaid -- but who is the man beside her when she goes through the receiving line? Why does he only speak french? And what is this unfamiliar emotion working through Josh when he sees Tessa with the Frenchman? Add a quirky chicken dance, a hodgepodge of familiar characters from the previous book and this romance takes on a family saga feeling that deals with a lot of issues, such as: dysfunction, disappointment, disease, and distrust. Fans of Ms. Gordon's books know she doesn't shy away from issues and writes a compelling story. Don't miss THE BACHELOR'S SWEETHEART.