James is a man of action, but also a very complex, haunted hero. Susannah is a gifted artist and loving mother who is hiding away. When Susannah's godfather tells James to marry Susannah, do something about her sister, oh and get rid of those toucans, what is a man of action to do?
The marquee story is a solid J. D. Robb, but my favorite for whatever reason is "Mellow Lemon Yellow" by Mary Kay McComas about a woman whose childhood companion comes back to help her learn how to be herself after the death of her parents. The Blayney and Langan are both enjoyable as well.
I liked that this wasn't a book set around some misunderstanding. The main characters had been deliberately separated and spend the book largely dealing with problems they had before they were torn apart.
Three stories set in very different worlds but all with strong heroines who make their way in a world of magic. Lee's is the weakest. The movement between the real world and the "daydream" is jarring. Lackey's medieval is a wonderful love story with an unexpected resolution. And Asaro's prequel to her novel "The Charmed Sphere" is set in the same strange and interesting world of colored magic.
Not as strong as some of the earlier books in this series, but Dylan and Skeeter are good together, the action sequences work, and the Red Dog and Angel story (see Crazy Sweet) gets off to a good start.
I preferred Red Dog before she became a kickass, stone-cold shooter. For that matter, I preferred Travis before HE became a kickass, stone-cold shooter. But the action of this story moves along briskly. Red Dog and Travis are good together and manage some healing. And Smith and his "Cupcake" were an amusing secondary couple.
Gabriel Falconi has ruined many lives in his all too short life, but now he's going to get one chance to come back and undo some of the damage he's done. He's no angel, but he'll have to be one to keep his hands off beautiful Carrie Alexander. He's here to help her, not fall in love. A wonderful early Anne Stuart.