Review of A RANDALL RETURNS by Judy Christenberry (see her website)
Harlequin American Romance # 1000, December 2003
Hunky Sheriff Mike Davis doesn't want any trouble, especially with the Randalls. When it looks like a house belonging to the wealthy and powerful Randall clan is being robbed, he quickly arrests and cuffs the intruder--only to find out that she is the prodigal Randall daughter, now a doctor, returning home. He knows Caroline Randall is out of his league, but that doesn't mean he can't feel the attraction. Especially not when Caroline's father, erstwhile matchmaker Jake Randall, decides that he needs to find a husband for Caroline and puts Mike right in his sights.
Caroline Randall is on the rebound from a failed relationship, home from Chicago to remote Rawhide, Wyoming. Her former lover got another woman pregnant and left Caroline. Now Caroline is convinced that no man will want her--since injuries she suffered in an accident leave her unable to bear children. She swears she won't let her heart get broken again, even if she is attracted to the sexy sheriff.
Under the matchmaking eyes of Caroline's parents, Caroline and Mike explore the passion that surges between them. The desire is real, but can it be strong enough to overcome the damage that each has suffered?
Author Judy Christenberry (see more BooksForABuck.com reviews of novels by Christenberry) brings back the match-making Randall family in another heart-warming tale of love in Rawhide. Fans of the series will be happy to see many familiar characters, but this story belongs to Mike and Caroline. Christenberry's approachable style makes A RANDALL RETURNS a quick and enjoyable read even as she explores powerfully emotional issues.
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