My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/reviews/Nov09/divorceddesperateanddeceived.cc.html
Kathy Callahan is the last woman standing of the Divorced, Desperate and Delicious club. Her two best friends are now blissfully happy in their second marriages and are starting families of their own. While Kathy is delighted for Lacy and Sue, after the disastrous ending to her last marriage, a second go around is definitely not in the cards for her. What she would like to do, however, is have a “go around” with her sexy, skilled plumber, Stan Bradley. Too bad for Kathy her plan to get into bed with Stan lands her smack in the middle of a whole different kind of action.
Luke Hunter, aka Stan Bradley, is a federal agent in the Witness Protection Program. He doesn’t mind his cover as a plumber, especially when he has gorgeous redheads like Kathy Callahan for clients. But with the trial he’s been waiting to testify for finally approaching, Luke knows he’s going to eventually come clean with the woman he’s sure he’s falling in love with. His confession’s sped up when the man he’s trying to help put behind bars finally catches up with Luke – while Kathy’s with him, no less. It’s not long before Luke and Kathy are on the run for their lives. Danger’s running high and passion hot, but will Luke’s deception end the relationship he wants with Kathy before it even has a chance to start?
The fun – and action – never stops in the enchanting Divorced, Desperate and Deceived. Christie Craig’s prose practically sparkles with liveliness and charm in the exciting conclusion to her stunning Divorced, Desperate and Delicious Club trilogy. What makes Divorced, Desperate and Deceived so wonderful is its characters. Kathy is a woman burned by her first marriage and thus is wary of embarking on another serious relationship. I felt for her, but at the same time was pulling for Luke to break down the barriers Kathy tried to erect around her heart. As for the agent himself, he has a protective streak a mile wide and that, along with his caring heart and sensual appeal, made him a delicious hero.
Though it’s the third book in the series, Divorced, Desperate and Deceived fully stands on its own. However, readers who loved the first two books will be pleased to know that not only do Lacy, Sue, Chase, and Jason play strong supporting roles in this story, Ms. Craig gives nods to their quirks and past events in the other two books. As a huge fan of this series, I was delighted to spend more time with characters that now seem like old friends to me. Furthermore, the epilogue provided a fantastic wrap-up to the series as a whole that fans new and old are sure to adore.
I guarantee if Divorced, Desperate and Deceived is your first venture into Ms. Craig’s books you’ll want to go back for more. It’s vibrant, humorous, tender, and an utterly satisfying read. I loved this book and can’t wait to read more by the brilliant Ms. Craig.