DON’T LET IT BE TRUE
March 10, 2009
Avon A, An Imprint of Harper Collins
Rating: 5 Cups
Appearances mean everything, especially when you are trying to significantly lighten the wallets of your best friends, and nobody does it better than Kathleen Conner King. Her annual King Family Foundation gala raises thousands of dollars every year for the pediatric cancer hospital in Houston.
Good ole dad is dead, and Dylan Grant is hard pressed to feel one ounce of grief, except for the money. The old man was a mean drunk, and Dylan’s brother Wyatt carries around a prosthetic leg to show for it, but Dylan never imagined his father would lose the entire family fortune in a poker game.
High society in Texas is usually synonymous with oil, and the King family name is at the top of the list. The only problem is that Kat is the last of the Kings, and she is completely broke. Her legacy will be the children’s hospital, and she has given away every bit of her trust to see it flourish. Dylan has been Kat’s rock for as long as she can remember; if not for him, she would probably be homeless, but now it is her turn to help him. Dylan is up to his eyeballs trying to save his brother from loan sharks, and trying to recover his dad’s oil money, so it is up to Kat to use her wiles to save Dylan.
I seriously do not know how Ms. Barrett expects us to read when we are laughing so hard that tears are running down our cheeks, but somehow I managed, and I am so glad I did. This book fairly crackles with energy and brilliantly executed humor. Dylan and Kat are phenomenal; they are two of the most hilarious and lovable characters I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Honestly, I could see them breaking out into a series all of their own. This is the first book of Jo Barrett’s I have ever read, but I am about to remedy that with a trip to the book store; how can I possibly resist?
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More