Five Star, Dec 2002, 26.95
Andrea Chatfield has been in love with Mick Adams since she was twelve years old and dreamed of marrying him. Almost two decades later, Andrea has not made any progress in achieving her goal because Mick thinks of her as his best friend's younger sister and besides is too preoccupied with his construction company.
Mick tries to persuade Andrea's brother that he does not want his former girlfriend Stacy and the field is open for Brian to pursue the woman he loves. Brian, who once hurt Mick by prematurely stealing a girl from him, refuses to believe that Stacy can be his for he will not betray his buddy. To get Brian to act, Mick tells him he loves Andrea and manages to get her to help him with his plan. As things spin out of control, Mick and Andrea marry to continue with their pretense, but though she has obtained what she thought she most desired in life, she realizes she still does not have his heart.
The plot my seem a stretch especially when the lead couple marry, however, readers will say who cares as the story line is a fun frolic. Mick is too good a dream come true, but the story line belongs to Andrea who learns that sometimes you get what you wished for, but that often turns up short of what you really want. Amy Sandrin provides fans with a delightful contemporary that will remind the audience of When Harry Met Sally.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner