Karen and Michael are celebrating their one year anniversary with plans for their divorce party already under way. An unexpected visitor in the form of Michael’s older brother, Zach, puts a dent in their plans when he insists Michael brings Karen to the small town of Hilton, Utah, in order to meet the family. What could go wrong with a quick trip? Nothing unless you throw into the mix Karen and Zach finding a mutual attraction to each other, a young pregnant girl in need of help, and an interfering Aunt who is convinced Michael is gay!
This story really plays on the heartstrings that divide love and loyalty. Karen has made promises to Michael and will not break them even if her own love life has to suffer the consequences. Zach suffers his own guilt trip when he realizes his feelings for his brother’s wife. Two people attracted to each other, one married to the other’s brother, the ultimate love triangle.
Michael and Karen are great characters who complement each other well but without the sexual tension that has existed with the other relationships in this series. It is an interesting storyline and the family reactions throughout are well written. The side story of the pregnant girl, who Karen ends up helping, gives an additional appeal to the book.
As always we get a glimpse of our next couple, this time in the form of Judy, Michael’s sister, and Rick, Neil’s friend.