Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Family He Wanted by Karen Sandler

About the book: 
The Family He Wanted by Karen Sandler

Raised without a father, Jana McPartland did not want the same for her unborn baby. So when the daddy-to-be took a hike, she turned to her closest friend, Sam Harrison. He'd always been her refuge from the storm...and this was one heck of a hurricane she'd found herself in.

The bestselling novelist offered her a roof over her head, a paycheck for her hard work and all the safety she craved. Yet Jana found herself needing more from the brooding bachelor--to finally give in to the unspoken attraction that had always burned between them. But as a former foster kid, Sam wasn't the type of man who stepped out of his comfort zone.

Until he proposed!

Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Pub. Date: April 2009
Publisher: Silhouette
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 224pp
ISBN-13: 9780373654505
ISBN: 0373654502

My Review:

I received and read The Family He Wanted by Karen Sandler over a year ago and during that time, I was just getting back into reading.  I missed reading and when I received the book, I finished it pretty quickly.  I love romance novels, it reminds of when my husband and I were dating.  Why, you ask?  Everything is new and you are just getting to know the person.  I like the “newness” of a relationship.

The Family He Wanted is a heartwarming story of Jana and Sam.  Jana ends up on her best friend’s doorstep because she has nowhere else to go.  Sam takes her in his big house and gives her a place to live.  They are best friends, nothing more.  They both develop feelings for each other but are afraid to reveal how they feel because they don’t want to ruin their friendship and they are afraid the other doesn’t feel the same. 

Sam reminds me of a man I would love to have in my life if I were ever in a situation where I needed help.  He’s the best friend you can depend on, offers a shoulder to cry on, someone to talk to, and someone who is just kind! 

This book is a quick and easy read and will remind you that there are good people out there.  I loved this book, as it is a very sweet and uplifting book if you are feeling down. 

The Family He Wanted can be purchased online at Amazon, IndieBound, Borders, and Barnes & Noble.

Disclosure: The following review was written by Stephanie.  The opinions provided are my own and not influenced by anyone else.  I did not receive any financial compensation for this post.  I received a free product to facilitate my review.


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Sounds really good!!!! My ex took a hike and my fiance "chose" my son. It's cute, my son, who has Autism, tells strangers that "Ralphee chose me!" =)
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