Kensington, Jul 2004, 24.00, 304 pp.
Tara Calder takes her twenty-one year old niece Laura on a grand European tour following the latter's college graduation. Laura is having a terrific time with her aunt, who in many ways is more like a mother than her mom is. At a gala in Rome, Laura helps billionaire wheelchair bound Max Rutledge go outside where a few minutes later she meets his handsome son Boone. Laura can see the tension between the two Rutledge human males, but finds the younger one quite attractive. As they head back inside, Laura and English Earl Sebastian Dunhill accidentally walk into each other. Now she has two wealthy hunks wanting to date her.
When Laura returns to her home the Triple C Ranch in Montana, she is followed across the ocean by her two persistent suitors. Her family wonders whom she will choose between the two studs if any.
The latest Calder romance is a war tale starring a favorite protagonist and two likable hunks. Laura's antics are fun to follow as series fans will wonder where the discipline she musters in Italy not to shout out “yee-haw” in an upper crust event comes from. Back on the ranch, Laura rides her two dudes on a merry chase that will please contemporary readers.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner