Rancher dan Garrett, a true stickler for tradition, doesn't believe in the love-at-first-sight bug that bit his widowed mom. In fact, he's sure the man she met and married on a seniors' cruise is a fraud, out to break her bank book and her heart. Dan's mission? Endure a family holiday cruise till he gets enough proof to expose his stepfather for the scoundrel he is. But will his plans go aground when he bumps headlong into a "walking accident-waiting-to-happen' with an infectious smile?
It Had to Be You - eBook
The ending works for the story
The funny meeting of the two major characters in Ã¢ÂÂIt Had To Be YouÃ¢ÂÂ will have you cheering for them to get together right from the start. Sunny and Dan start their love journey on a Thanksgiving cruise with their families.
The relationship of Sunny and Dan is the main story of this book written by Linda Windsor. They are both on the cruise for a different reason. Sunny is on the journey to help take care of her niece and nephew. Their characters are well written and help make the book believable. SunnyÃ¢ÂÂs sister has been struggling with the death of their parents so her husband decides they should all go on this cruise for a change of scenery. Sunny has not taken the time to mourn their parents death and keeps pushing those emotions away. How they both heal is the minor story in this book.
DanÃ¢ÂÂs reason for the cruise is family as well. His mother has recently married, too soon after his fatherÃ¢ÂÂs death, in DanÃ¢ÂÂs opinion though. This leads Dan to a background check on the new husband. DanÃ¢ÂÂs problems affect how he responds to Sunny and his feelings for her. Their relationship grows as they work together through the issues they are dealing with.
The book moves quickly and some of it even makes you laugh out loud. The ending works for the story and makes the whole book enjoyable and worth the read.
January 18, 2012