Pocket, Sep 2003, 6.99
In Los Angeles, Kate Marcelli knows that if Organization Central successfully pulls off the event for the client it will make her firm. Her company will handle a large law firm's annual fundraiser for local family charities. When Kate meets one of the partners, Zach Stryker her hormones go into overdrive, but she contains them as sex and business do not mix.
Kate attends an estrogen feast at the family estate. Also expected there are her mother, two grandmothers, her married sister, her widowed sister, and her teenage youngest sibling Mia besides two embattled males. Mia announces that she is engaged and that her fiancÚ David and his father will soon arrive. Mia's family is ecstatic, but also concerned with the single status of Kate, who says she found her client to be hot and bothersome. David and his father Zach arrive. Zach gave the fund-raiser project to Kate in hopes of an ally to stop these kids from marrying, but his future in-laws embrace the idea. As Kate and Zach work together they fall in love, but will he force his beloved to decide between him and her family?
Though the Marcelli clan can be hormonally overwhelming, readers will enjoy this contemporary romance. The story line is fun as her family matchmake Kate and Zach not fully grasping he feels strongly against David and Mia marrying as both are too young though Marcelli women marry as teens except for Kate. The ensemble cast display individual traits so that the audience receives a warm Italian-American tale that is often humorous especially when the estrogen levels go off the Richter scale.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner