A decent, easy, sexy read.
But I think the author would have done better with either more or less. The story covered quite a number of incidents without delving into any of them too deeply. I would have appreciated more depth on all the things mentioned which would necessitate greater length, but less (as in more depth, but a shorter story line) would have also worked.
Orthopedic surgeon Kurt Silverman and Physical therapist Shelly Ware had been best friends since Kurt moved to San Antonio to start a new life. Ever since his bitter divorce his ex-wife has been fighting him for his son's visitation. This time she wants to stop visits because he didn't have a stability home life. With his job he worked long hours and needed someone to be there with his son while he was working. He needs a wife that will understand his dedication to his job. The problem, he just didn't want to fall in love again.
Shelly had always thought of Kurt as the perfect man. She has been secretly in love with him, but realizes that if he knew it would destroy their friendship. When Shelly's sister is diagnosed with cervical cancer, she starts reviewing her life. She feels her biological clock is running out. She wants a baby before it's too late. Having no boyfriend, she decides to ask Kurt to be a sperm donator.
After Kurt gets over the shock, he decides that this might be the answer to both of their problems. This could be the perfect Mutual Favor. Kurt would have a wife, so he could get his son back and he wouldn't have to worry about emotional entanglements. Shelly would get a child, and experience the passion of conception instead of clinical application.
Throw two best friends and one rebellious teenage boy together, then try to make a happy family. Only time will tell if they will both get what they want. Will being best friends be enough or will love come their way? Will the lies the ex-wife told their son stop him from giving Shelly a chance?
A Mutual Favor is a modern marriage of convenience story.
I like the story's premise, but it could have been a lot better. It was like it was two different books that didn't go together- cute and dirty. I enjoy good erotica, which it tried to be, but the language just didn't fit the sweet story. I couldn't see the characters saying some of the things they did. I also never really felt the love connection either. She was a virgin at 32, come on! She was a modern day professional not a sheltered lady. It was a quick read though, at least it had that going for it.
The best part of this book is the cover. The storyline was incredibly predictable and shallow; the characters one-dimensional and not the least bit interesting. The writing style was simplistic and childish. This should have been made into one of those cheesy romance comic books that they made in the 1950's - it was that bad. And those are the nicest things I can say about this book; you don't want to know what I REALLY think about it. Please - somebody order this book; if it stays in my house much longer, I'm going to burn it!
This was more of a light read, but with more sex than most romances.
I couldnt really get into this book. so I didnt finish it.
this book was rather stilted, main characters to wishy washy in their feelings. blah blah blah!
A very good book , about friends that do a mutual favor for each other but they fall in love.