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When Callie Taylor loses her mother she is all set to face life on her own. Things change however when her mother’s death bed letter is sent to Senator Warren Sherbrooke and Callie finds out that the father she had been told was dead is still alive and he is running for president of the United States.
Now Callie is not only grieving the loss of her mother but she is left to deal with her betrayal as well.
Enters Dylan Talbot to set up a meeting between Callie and Senator Sherbrooke but he is surprised when Callie does the unpredictable and is far from cooperative.
Not only that but Dylan Talbot who has not had a serious relationship in a long time is surprised at her instant attraction to Callie. He is often forced to remind himself that she is Warren’s daughter.
This story is quite interesting enough to hold the reader’s attention.
While the life of the rich and famous often makes an interesting story. The contrast between the players and the values displayed by the main characters differs from the norm particularly for some of the rich set.
Some things never change, however. Some characters will always judge others first and this we see very clearly in the way Callie, the outsider is treated by some very close to her father.
There is not many surprises in the storyline.
Mrs. Lee is a friend of Callie’s Mother and her emissary from the grave.
Senator Warren Sherbrooke is Callie’s long lost father. He is a very kind and considerate man. Unlike most politicians, he prefers to face the truth head-on.
Elizabeth Sherbrooke is an English Aristocrat and Warren’s wife. She is determined to protect him even from himself.
Dylan Talbot is Warren Sherbrooke’s stepson. While he is not as gullible as Warren, he will do all he can to protect him. He would even meet this long lost daughter in his stead in the hope of avoiding a scandal.
Callie Taylor is a down to earth school teacher. While she is not rich she prefers to pay her own way. A venture into the land of the rich and famous is certainly not on her list of things to do. She knows she doesn’t fit the mold and has no intention of trying.
Lauren is Callie’s long-standing best friend and advisor. She believes in fairy tales and wishes Callie would embrace her good fortune.
Marty is Warren’s campaign advisor and a cold calculating fish. He would do whatever it takes to get Warren to the White House.
What I Liked
While I wouldn’t describe it as a page-turner it was a pleasant read. Predictable at times but still enjoyable.
What I Didn’t Like
So far as romance novels go it was a good read.
Stamp of Approval
I would certainly buy this.
By Candy Benn