This is the first book I've read by Ms. Drogin, but it won't be the last. In fact, her subsequent Zebra Bouquet, The Right Choice, is in my To Be Read stack. Perfect Partners takes two people, both lawyers, who have each suffered the loss of a sibling and thrusts them together for the good of their little niece. Neither hero nor heroine comes into the arrangement without baggage. In order to help the little girl deal with the loss of her mother and father, her aunt and uncle agree to set aside their differences for her welfare. How they work things out and arrive at the final solution is heart wrenching at times. The author did a wonderful job of creating two 'real people' leads whom I bonded with immediately. Their interactions with each other, their individual emotonal scars and the healing process involved in getting past them were all well-written. Although this book is out-of-print, it's well worth the reader's time and effort to find it.
Attorneys Chelsie Russell and Griff Stuart need niece Alix in their lives. Chelsie is determined not to lose her dead sister's little girl, but she fears the emotional loss when her help is no longer needed. Griff is determined to be the parent Alix needs, but he soon find out he needs Chelsie, too. Karen Drogin has penned a multi-layered tale of internal conflict and spousal abuse--relevant topics in today's world--but she hasn't shortchanged her readers in the romance department. Perfect Partners sizzles with sexual tension as this story tumbles to its happy conclusion.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Clever, imaginative and excellent describe this Zebra Bouquet launch book. Karen Drogin steps to the cutting edge to investigate some of the hard issues surrounding spousal abuse, and in doing so she gifts her fans with a novel of extreme insight and daring romance. Written with empathy and insight, PERFECT PARTNERS sizzles, crackes and snaps with taut suspense and sexual tension - a novel that fulfills on every level.