Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Merciless by Diana Palmer
Joceline has secrets and she carries them close to her heart. Many townsfolk have asked her about the father of her child, but she is not giving anything away. Jon's mother thinks he should be settling down, but he has other plans. He has no desire to marry and doesn't appreciate all of the prospective brides she sends his way. Fortunately, his administrative assistant Joceline helps keep them at bay.
She realizes he is attractive, but she's a single mom and has no room for love right now. Her time goes into her young son and his medical condition. But when a criminal seeking revenge accosts Jon, she gets involved. It's not who Jon thinks it is, but somewhere closer to home. Joceline and Jon's closeness creates sparks and the two of them will have to break down one another's barriers if they want to see a future together.
I have to say I LOVE THE COVER!! I could see it as a painting on my wall. The romance is predictable but the characters are likable and the repartee entertaining. The suspense builds as the story evolves, merging with the romance to bloom into a stellar novel. A great story and a strong premise - I just wish there has been more connection with the characters. However, Merciless is a great beach read this summer!