Megan's Mate, by Nora Roberts (Calhouns # 5)

>> Sunday, January 30, 2005

Megan's Mate, by Nora Roberts is an addition to the author's Calhouns quartet.

The Calhous had given sister-in-law Megan O'Riley and her young son a new life. All she wanted now was to put her shameful past behind her -so she buried her passions beneath businesslike eficiency and buttoned-up reserve and vowed never, ever, to let her heart lead her astray again.

Rugged family friend Nathaniel Fury se this course for MEgan the day they first met -and all her resistance could not divert him. But how on hearth was he to get past her formidable defenses and teach her to love again?
Megan's Mate was a pleasant close to the series, but nothing too special, except for some nice family scenes. I'd rate it a B-.

Both Megan and Nathaniel were nice, likeable characters, and I enjoyed their romance, even if I didn't find it particularly exciting. The best parts of the book came when Roberts was showing Megan interacting with the Calhouns, slowly becoming an integral part of the family and a real friend to all the women, even Suzannah, which couldn't have been easy, considering the fact that Megan's son was also son of Suzannah's first husband and conceived when Suzannah and Baxter were already engaged.

The bastard Baxter didn't have much space here, and I liked that Megan didn't allow him to bully her. He just intervened enough to cause a scene I liked very much between Nathaniel and Megan's son Kevin.

Anyway, not a bad way to spend a couple of hours.


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