William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Rating: 4 Cups
Lacey Lancaster knows the man next door wants her to go out with him. But she has had enough of two-timing-philandering-womanizing jerks.
Jack Walker is not sure what Lacey has against him. But every time he tries to get to know his sexy neighbor, she gives him the cold shoulder until he can practically see his breath.
Lacey soon realizes her mistake when the woman she thought was Jack’s lover turns out to be none other than his sister. Finally ready to take the first baby step toward a relationship with him, Lacey begins to see what she has been missing as Jack calmly woos her. But she has been hurt in the past and it is hard for her to get past the damage her ex-husband has left her heart in. Can Jack help Lacey heal and in doing so receive the love she deserves or will she let a second chance at love walk out the door forever?
Family Affair is a really good story with heart, soul, and a cat that helps Lacey discover who she needs to be during her times of strife. The way Ms. Macomber shows Lacey as this “worm” that grows into something much more was quite elegantly done. I also liked how there is more to this story than just a woman with a bitter past as Lacey struggles with her own feelings of being spineless. Then you have the secondary story about Cleo the cat which had a major part in getting Lacey and Jack together. This is a heartwarming tale of forgiveness, second chances, and first impressions being horribly wrong.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More