REVIEW: The Good Provider by Debra SalonenSaturday, January 1, 2011 13:00
The Good Provider has it all. A stronger-than-she-realizes heroine, a sensitive, caring hero, a believable asinine jerk, and an obnoxious soon-to-be ex-mother-in law, all which add up to a good read. This story has most everything in today’s lifestyles. I found this book a very believable tale of two people coming together with unexpected twists and turns ending with a realistic outcome. Debra Salonen has done it again with her continuing tales of Sentinel Pass.
Daria Fontina has spent almost six months planning the end of her dysfunctional marriage, only to be sabotaged over Christmas by her soon-to-be ex-husband. Her grandfather arranges a private pilot to whisk her away in her time of need. The last thing she needs is to be attracted to the gorgeous hunk who is also Hollywood agent.
I find myself Daria’s personal cheering squad. I even gave her a standing ovation when she dumps all of her ex-husband’s personal belongings in the yard after he has the gall to move back into her house while she’s in the hospital. That has to be my favorite part of the story. I am still smiling about it.
Nothing about William Hughes’s life is perfect – not his past, not his present, and who can predict the future. When his friends call on him to help out, he’s more than willing to lend a hand. He just isn’t sure he can do so without his other body parts becoming involved. After meeting the soon-to-be divorced gorgeous mom of two beautiful daughters, he knows he needs to stay focused and attached to his mission. But after coming face to face with her domineering soon-to-be ex-husband, he knows she has not exaggerated the situation. There’s no way he can pull out when he recognizes the danger signs. He just needs to find a way to assist without losing his heart.
Well, my friends, you will just have to read the book and be prepared for a run on your emotions. As for mine, they ran the gauntlet from sad to happy, to hurt and angry, and a happily ever after all in one afternoon. Be prepared to sit back and relax as you fly around California, South Dakota, and even a jaunt to jolly old England and back.
Summary: Life as a single parent is good. Sure, Daria Fontina has hit some rough patches on her road to independence. But compared to the situation she left…
Things are coming together when she’s tossed a curve ball in the form of William Hughes. He’s a Hollywood agent with a glamorous lifestyle that’s a far cry from her busy-mom routine. Can this gorgeous man really be interested in her brand of domestic bliss?
Yes, he can, because he’s quite clear he wants her…and her little family. The temptation of him and the promise of a new start are almost too good to be true. She’s not convinced she’ll avoid repeating the past. But maybe it’s time for her to leap at the chance life has provided.
Read an excerpt.