Friday, February 24, 2012
What Happens in Charleston.......(The Kincaids) Rachel Bailey
I have only read a few of the Kincaid's series. It is complicated as Reginald Kincaid; the matriarch of the family has been killed. However, on top of that, Mathew Kincaid's son had been hospitalized with an illness that might require a bone marrow transplant and he was only three years old. The worst part, his mother died so it's up to Mathew to deal with everything. His mother, sisters, and brother's have been supportive but he needs to find a possible donor. The only person he can think of is the surrogate who carried his darling son Flynn and gave him up. Therefore, he calls Susannah Parrish and she immediately came to Charleston to lend a hand.
Complicated does not even describe the situation. Matthew felt an obligation to his dead wife and the promise he made to her never to reveal that Grace was not Flynn's mother. She was an only child and he certainly did not want to harm her memory nor her parents. He also did not want to deceive his family. Most of all, his son was first and foremost. However, what about Susannah? Here she came all this way to help so he asked her to stay in his home instead of taking her to a hotel. Finally, when the little boy was given the ok and released from the hospital, things became even more complicated. Flynn missed his mother, became attached to Susannah and the attraction between Matthew and Susannah was enormous. What I loved about this couple was Matthew's dedication to his son and his family. As for Susannah, she went above the call of duty and cared for both Flynn and Matthew.
Between all of the family drama, Flynn's illness and now he had become attached to Susannah. Not to mention the fact that there was definitely something between Matthew and Susannah. She fit into a slot, she cooked, took care of Flynn, went to functions with Matt and now they took everything to the next level. He was tearing her in half. His family's social standing also reminded her of her past and she didn't want anything to do with the elite society of Charleston. However, after learning about Susannah's past, how she had survived I knew she deserved happiness with Flynn and Matthew and Rachel Bailey gave them all their HEA. The Kincaid's are complicated because their father was not only murdered; he led two lives with two different wives and children. This past week I also read Jennifer Lewis Behind Boardroom Doors which has caused me to go out and purchase the entire series thanks to Rachael and Jennifer.
Back of the Book
Money has always given Matthew Kincaid whatever he wanted. Yet now his son needs something even his millions can't buy. The widower's sole recourse is the surrogate who gave birth to his child—for she is also the boy's true biological mother.
Susannah Parrish needs no prodding to offer her assistance—a child's life is at stake. But to their mutual surprise, the minute she's back in Charleston and residing in Matthew's home, passion consumes them. Is this a relationship doomed by deception? Or is it the one chance at a love they both secretly crave?