Trace goes straight for the daughter of his father’s girlfriend. He wants Lynn’s mother, Lillie, to stop seducing his father. With his father’s bad heart he is afraid something will happen. Trace comes up with a plan to break up his father and Lillie, but it’s hard getting Lynn to go along with the plan. He shares the fact that her bakery is ready to be condemned, and he’s a carpenter, and is willing to help her fix it, but only if she goes along with the plan. When his plan goes awry, and the tables are turned how is he supposed to cope with the fact that he’s fallen in love with Lynn, and now must show her that he really does want to be with her? Will she believe him?
Trace is a man that is willing to do anything to save the last remaining member of his family, even if it means shutting out someone who could be special to him. He’s not willing to open his heart again. Lynn isn’t ready to open herself either to the pain of having someone leave her for someone else, but when these two characters get together the sparks fly, and tempers flare. Is it a perfect mixture or a mistake?
Barri Bryan has another hit on their hands with CHARADE. I have been drawn to their books since I first read one of them. So far, out of all their books I have read, I believe this is my favorite. It’s another keeper for my favorites shelf.