After having successfully meddled in his granddaughters’ lives and matched them with their now husbands, Daniel MacGregor sets his eyes on his grandsons. D.C. MacGregor, Alan & Shelby’s son, is an artist and has recently returned to Washington DC. Duncan Blade, Serena & Justin’s youngest son, is managing the family’s riverboat gambling casino, Comanche Princess. Ian MacGregor, Caine & Diana’s son, is now a lawyer and has joined the family law firm in Boston. Daniel has gotten even cagier as none of them suspect he manipulated the first meetings with the women they’re now interested in pursuing.
With each new book in this series, the stories get stronger and the romances better are crafted. D.C. accompanies Layna Drake to a charitable event thinking he’s doing a favor for a family friend. They are clearly opposites in so many ways but their attraction is immediate and rejected by both. Duncan hires a new headline singer, Cat Farrell (recommended surreptitiously by Daniel), who has an incredible voice and a personality and wit to match the urbane Duncan. They are extremely well suited and the banter is fun. Ian goes to the historic family-owned Brightstone bookstore to pick up books requested by Daniel (of course) and meets with Naomi Brightstone who captures his imagination immediately. He mistakes her shyness for disinterest and it takes a moment for them to find their way.
Each grandson’s story is presented separately so this is akin to three individual novellas. I enjoyed all of them as each had their own charm and unique premises. It was also satisfying to get updates on other family members, including the married granddaughters. This was a welcome change of pace from my mysteries, suspense and family dramas and I look forward to the final book in the series.
- Release Date: April 1, 2012
- Series: The MacGregors #9
- Page Numbers: 340
- Publisher: InterMix