Family Ties by Louise Behiel begins with a boisterous moving day for Andie Bowen's family. They moved to a neighborhood that's established and settled (read: geriatric). Andie's four children are not exactly what the neighbors wished for especially Grayson Mills, Andie's nearest next door neighbor but there's nothing to be done now.
Or is there? In short order, a petition is presented to the neighbors for the ousting of the new fatherless family. Simultaneously, harmful threats are levied at Andi and her children (whom are all foster children). Grayson, although reluctant, pitches in to help protect his lovely neighbor and her children. In his role as protector, feelings, emotions and new insights about his life bombard him almost from the first moment he lays eyes on the svelte Ms. Bowen.
Without throwing in any spoilers, I will say this read is worth the ride! It's both a sizzling romance as well as a well-paced family situational drama. The interaction between Andi and her sister, Dina, is priceless. Both characters are very well rounded and developed in a story arc that is sure to please!
Rating: 4 Blogairy Notebooks