Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Romance Book Review: Something Worth Fighting For

Author:  Lena Matthews
ISBN: 9781419928307

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Interracial
Publisher: Ellora's Cave

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I have long been a fan of Lena Matthews, but this book has to top her list of one of her best. The characters are real and the story line up to date and current. I'm impressed with her writing style bringing humor throughout the story in one scene and having the characters face near tragedy with dignity in the next.

Tisha isn't a morning person, especially on her days off work, but when the little girl from across the street comes knocking at her door to ask a favor she can't resist. As she gets to know the young girl, Cami, and her adoptive uncle Jonah Tisha falls more and more in love with the girl and her uncle. The more time she spends with them the more she wants to become part of their family.

Jonah knows his first meeting with Tisha didn't go that well. The second was quickly getting out of hand as well, but soon he was falling in love with the sassy hairdresser. It appeared she was as interested in him as he was in her. The question is, is she ready to take on a single father and an energetic young girl?

No good deed goes unpunished… And no one knows that better than Tisha Nichols, who, out of the kindness of her heart, agrees to style the hair of her nine-year-old neighbor Cami, so the little girl can look good for picture day. Unfortunately, Cami’s adoptive Uncle is far from grateful. In fact he’s down right livid…and far too attractive for Tisha’s peace of mind.

Love thy neighbor… Is easier said than done, especially when the neighbor in question is a sexy little spitfire who gives even better than she gets. Although Jonah is not the type to say he’s sorry, even he can admit when he’s wrong. But the ongoing fight to win custody of Cami has made him cautious and mistrustful of people, even those as desirable as Tisha.

What starts as a misunderstanding turns out to be one of the best things to ever happen to them. Unfortunately, not everyone is as thrilled, and Jonah and Tisha must decide if their newly formed family is something worth fighting for.

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