Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Date With Fortune-Susan Crosby

A Date With Fortune

Susan Crosby

Harlequin Special Edition, Jan 22 2013, $5.25

ISBN: 9780373657216

His Uncle James sent Michael Fortune, CEO of FortuneSouth Enterprise based in Atlanta to Red Rock, Texas to talk some sense into his cousin Wyatt who quit the family business and became engaged to Sarah-Jane Early (see Her New Year's Fortune by Allison Leigh). An atheist when it comes to believing in the myth of true love, Michael wonders what is in the Red Rock air as Wyatt is the seventh Fortune to find their soul mate here.

While meeting at Estelle’s Diner, Sarah-Jane invites her roommate confectioner Felicity Thomas to join them. When True Convections’ owner Felicity and Michael meet, sparks fly. She babbles mentioning his sister Wendy was her first truffles customer, which has become a booming business while the hunk in the “Suit” acts like an idiot. As they fall in love, Michael refuses to acknowledge his feelings leaving Valentine's Day apparently a misfortunate holiday for the candy-maker.

This “Fortunes of Texas: Southern Invasion” is an engaging contemporary filled with humor mostly by the Red Rock gossip brigade starting with Estelle. The virginal confectioner and the sophisticated non-believer in love make a nice pairing as Susan Crosby concocts a fun sweet romance.

Harriet Klausner

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