Monday, March 2, 2009

Ferrarella shows her appeal in her final Kate's Boys series

Travis's Appeal
Author: Marie Ferrarella
Series Connection: Kate's Boys Book 4
ISBN: 978-0373654406
Genre: Contemporary Romance


He never mixed business with pleasure. But when fresh-faced Shana O'Reilly appeared at his office door, she threw no-nonsense attorney Travis Marlowe's carefully ordered world into a tailspin. For the first time ever, he couldn't stop thinking about a client—and not just because of her father's mysterious request to adjust his will.

Shana wasn't looking for romance—she had her hands full with her family and her business. But she couldn't shut off the electric current humming between her and—of all people—the new family attorney.

Talk about finding love where you least expect it....

About the Author from her Website:
Born in West Germany, arrived in the U.S. at four, I began writing when I was eleven. I began selling many years after that. Along the way, I acquired a Masters in Shakespearean Comedy from Queens College in N.Y, a husband and two kids (in that order)—the dog came later.

My first romance was bought by Second Chance At Love November of 1981. The road from there to here has two hundred and six more sales to it. I've been published by Silhouette, Harlequin, Zebra, Harper, Bantam and Berkeley. I've been fortunate enough to have received several Rita nominations from the Romance Writers of America Association over the years, with one win for FATHER GOOSE (in the Traditional Romance Category). I've also been nominated several times in various categories by Romantic Times Magazine.

I hope to be found one day—many, many years from now—slumped over my computer, writing to the last moment. But before then, I would dearly love to write a successful screenplay. My goal has always been to entertain.

My view on her book:
I love a well written romance and I'm never dissatisfied with Marie Ferrarella's books. In her Kate's Boys series Marie introduces four brothers, which includes an older brother, by one year, and identical triplets. Each finding love where they least expected. In the final installment of the series, Travis's Appeal, we meet the third triplet Travis. Travis is the only of Bryan's boys to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. He's hard working and has just about given up on love until beautiful Shana walks into his office with her father, Shawn.

Shawn has a secret that he feels will completely ruin his relationship with his daughter if she ever found out.. At least that's what he thinks. Now that he's dying he's decided he needs to share that secret with someone so that they can help his daughter deal with after he's gone. That is where Travis comes in. Travis urges Shawn to tell Shana, before it is too late. Now Travis is the one stuck with a problem. He's fallen in love with Shana, but now he too is keeping a secret from her. Bound by attorney-client privilege he can't reveal what he knows.

This is a wonderful love story with strong characters and with an emotional angle that will grip your heart. I absolutely fell in love with both Shawn and Travis. Shana is a strong heroine who will do anything for the father she adores. This is a stand alone book, so even if you didn't read the previous books in the series you will have no problem starting with this one. Remember, though, that the previous books can be found online at several sites.

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