Thursday, June 14, 2012
Book review: Honorable Intentions by Catherine Mann
Harlequin Desire April 2012
“I’m Here for You.”
Major Hank Renshaw knows almost everything there is to know about Gabrielle Ballard. Except for what it’s like to touch her. Because Gabrielle is his best friend’s fiancée. Or she was. Until his buddy died in battle—right after making Hank promise to find her…
So now Hank’s in New Orleans. In Gabrielle’s home. Watching her nurse her infant son. It’s not honor that draws him to her. It’s not duty that makes him stay. It’s need he’s feeling, plain and simple— the desire to take the woman he’s always wanted and finally make her his own.
I recently discovered Catherine Mann and so when i saw this little Harlequin Desire i had to give it a read. Honorable Intentions is about loving your best friends girl and not knowing what to do about it. Hank and Kevin were best friends. Both in the service together and shipped to Afghanistan. Kevin is shot and killed by a snipers bullet but before dying told Hank he forgave him for his attraction to his fiance' and for him to take care of her. Ten months later when Hank gets back stateside he goes to see Gabrielle to make good on that promise and finds her with a infant. A very sick infant who needs a surgery and who looks a like his friend Kevin. Kevin never knew about the baby and neither did Hank. It doesn't matter to him though. He is a person who looks out and protects and so he wants to help Gabrielle who is dead on her feet from caring for the sick baby. This is a sweet story. Hank and Gabrielle have to deal with guilt over their feelings for each other and that they feel they are betraying the memory of Kevin by being together. Made worse by the fact that they kissed before Hank and Kevin's deployment. Wading through the waters of grief and love to find out weather they can make it work and get past the hurt to find love. 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Pick stars for Honorbale Intentions by Catherine Mann.
Find out more about Catherine Mann and her books on her website here www.catherinemann.com