>> Thursday, August 28, 2003
Twenty-nine-year-old Maggie Stanton always did what was right, what was expected. Safe, steady....and unsatisfying--that pretty much summed up her life. Until she encountered a stranger who stirred her imagination until she blushed, and who, with looks that communicated a lifetime, made Maggie do the unimaginable: take a risk....A fun B+. Nothing special, objectively, but those little things that are so Brockmann account for the high grade.
To Maggie's shock, the man who'd compelled her to forsake predictability for passion was the full-grown version of the rebellious boy who'd been her best friend. Only, this Matthew Stone wanted marriage, not reminiscences. For a while, Maggie almost believed that their whirlwind wedding was the union of soul mates. Almost. Because there was much more to her husband that met the eye....
The characters were great, and Matt, especially, was a to-die-for hero. There was just a certain chemistry between them, and their relationship, a friendship that quickly turned into something more, was so great that I can forgive the slightly hackneyed category plot about will stipulations and the foolish Big Misunderstanding in the last part.