Reunion Bride Series , Book 3
Harlequin Special Edition #2201
ISBN: 978-0-373-65683-7
July 2012
Series Contemporary Romance

Present Day Miners Bluff, Arizona

Mikala Conti and Dawson Barrett had been friends in high school and almost became more than friends on the night of their senior prom. Fate intervened, however, when Dawson 's family suddenly moved away. Since then Dawson has become head of a very successful construction company in Phoenix . Mikala still lives at the Purple Pansy Bed and Breakfast with her Aunt Anna, who raised her. Mikala is a music therapist, who successfully uses music to connect with her patients.

Mikala and Dawson meet again fifteen years later at their high school reunion. Dawson has come especially to see Mikala. His wife died in an auto accident two years ago, and his son, Luke, who survived it, is a troubled ten-year-old. He has no memory of the accident or the events leading up to it, and Dawson can't get him to talk about it. He's heard that Mikala has worked wonders with other children and asks for her help with Luke. Dawson and Luke move into the B&B until they can find a place of their own in town.

Mikala has fears of abandonment after losing so many close to her; she's wary of giving her trust. Yet she begins to have feelings again for Dawson , feelings that she must ignore while she treats his son. Dawson , too, remembers Mikala with fondness, but his first priority must be Luke's wellbeing. Will they have a chance at love?

Part of the Reunion Brides mini-series that began with HIS DAUGHTER…THEIR CHILD (February 2011's Special Edition #2098) and ONCE UPON A GROOM (October 2011's Special Edition #2146), THE CEO'S UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL is another heartwarming romances involving children, families, and friends. Written with love, emotion, and humor, you can't go wrong with any tale by Karen Rose Smith.

Jane Bowers