Friday, October 8, 2010

A Case for Love

Author: Kaye Dacus
Publisher: Barbour Books
February 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60260-456-8
Genre: Inspirational /contemporary romance

Alaine Delacroix has just been named Bachelorette of the Year and she isn’t really taking it well, considering it as the Old Maid of the Year award. But when she went to the Bachelor of the Year banquet, she is seated next to Forbes Guidry, and he is named Bachelor of the Year for the third year running. Alaine had noticed Forbes before, they live in the same townhouse complex, but when he asks her out, she says no, because she doesn’t believe anyone can say no to him. But she really didn’t mean the “no” and left it open-ended.

When Alaine learns that a major chain store is thinking about buying property, she is excited at first. But then she learns that Guidry family is the ones buying up all the foreclosed property, and forcing other business owners out of business. This is included her family’s business, and their home. Suddenly Alaine is glad she said no. How can she date someone who’s family is destroying hers?

Alaine’s only option to help her family is to hire Forbes as the lawyer, but she isn’t sure she can trust him. After all, will he really go against his family to represent hers? Or will he have to choose between his job and family to take a chance at love?

A CASE FOR LOVE is the classic romance. Boy meets girl, boy and girl are on opposite sides of an issue and face losing it all, boy and girl are forced together. Ms. Dacus has a bit more passion in this book than she has had in some of the others I read, and she obviously did her research about the television reporting world that Alaine worked in.

I enjoyed watching the sparks fly between the two mega-beautiful professional characters in this book, and to watch this romance struggle to survive. A CASE FOR LOVE is the third book in this series, but it easily stands alone. Readers may want to read Stand-In Groom, and Menu for Romance so they can read the romance stories of Forbes siblings. $10.97. 320 pages.

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