Susan Donovan

TABT…The Kept Woman, by Susan Donovan

WHEN A GOOD-GIRL DIVORCEE…Playing by the rules has left Samantha Monroe with an AWOL ex-husband, maxed out credit cards, and the task of raising three children on a hairstylist’s salary. It’s time for a new game plan. When Sam learns that politician Jack Tolliver needs someone to play the part of his fiancée for six months in return for a generous paycheck, she’s ready to sign up on the spot.

MEETS A BAD-BOY POLITICIAN…Jack needs Sam and her kids to help tone down his image from womanizing cad to dependable dad. But he was expecting Sam to be a frumpy single mom, not a wickedly smart, sexy redhead. Keeping nosey newshounds from discovering that his engagement is a charade is going to be a tough job, but one mind-blowing kiss from Sam and suddenly Jack is ready to put in all the overtime necessary…

LOVE WINS IN A LANDSLIDE…Now, with scheming opponents itching to bring Jack down, Sam’s ex returning to stir up trouble, one stubborn pre-schooler, two squabbling teenagers, a crazy dog, and some out-of-this-world sex, Jack and Sam are discovering that playing make-believe can be complicated-but not nearly as much as falling in love…

What a fun book!  This is my first Donovan book, and won’t be my last.  One thing I adore about picking up books at the RWA Convention is that I can pick up new-to-me authors.  Sure, sometimes I get iffy stuff, but so far, so good!  Okay, back to the book *g*.

While the plot was wildly improbable, Sam and Jack’s chemistry was totally believable. I really liked watching Jack’s realization that he didn’t have to boink anything in panties to be truly happy, and Sam’s that she deserved her shot at happiness.  I even liked the evil villainess…she was just too delicious for words.  If you want a truly amusing read, pick this one up!