The Luchetti Brothers - The Brother Quest

Author: Lori Handeland

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: March 2004

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: PRINT

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Colin Luchetti is on a quest for his brother, who has gone missing from his Special Forces team in Afghanistan.  The military has had no luck in finding him, and Colin's parents have asked him to investigate the disappearance.

Colin is glad to help in any way possible, but so far, the contacts he has cultivated during his distinguished career as a foreign correspondent have turned up nothing.


A single clue has surfaced.  A note from Bobby saying that if anything happened to him, Colin should look for him in Wind Lake, Minnesota.  In other words, the middle of nowhere.  Bewildered at this cryptic message, Colin nevertheless heads to Minnesota to look for Bobby.


Marlie is as bewildered as Colin when his search for his brother leads him to the front door of her daycare center, Chasing Rainbows.  She and Bobby were just pen pals, nothing more.


Colin reads over the letters Bobby sent to Marlie, hoping for a clue to his whereabouts, anything that might hint to the reason for his disappearance.  While reading them, he comes to the conclusion that Bobby is in love with Marlie.  Which would be terrific, except for one thing - Colin is attracted to her himself.


Marlie fantasized plenty about Captain Bobby Luchetti.  She's in the middle of nowhere, and she loves it, except that she never dates.  She knows everyone in town, and has no prospects of finding a husband and starting a family.


But she's never met Bobby in person, and Colin Luchetti in the flesh presents a temptation she can't resist.  Especially since he's decided to stick around Wind River to see if any clues about his brother turn up.  There's not one single room for rent in town, so Marlie's eccentric mother convinces him to stay at their place.  Now temptation is even closer at hand?


But can a jaded world traveler like Colin really be interested in a homebody like Marlie?  Or should she just marry her best friend and settle for second best?


THE BROTHER QUEST is a charming sequel to THE DADDY QUEST, one of my favorite books.  It's a fun read, with a light suspense background and enough emotional tension to keep a reader turning pages to find out what happens next.  You'll love the many twists and turns in the end!

Watch for the story of Evan Luchetti, titled THE HUSBAND QUEST, in September of 2004.  I'm glad there are enough brothers to keep the series going for a bit longer.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Grace

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