"A romantic drama that never stops being interesting"
When Veronica Davis left Fossil, Washington years ago,
she had no plans to return. However, sometimes family is
more important than personal needs. Veronica has come home
to learn why Eddie Chapman killed her sister Crystal, and
to care for her niece Lizzy, Eddie's abandoned daughter,
struggling without either parent at a time of deep need.
Veronica obtains a job at the Honky Tonk bar, a place
she vowed to never work again as she once did when her
father owned the joint. However, the new bartender/manager
Cooper 'Coop' Blackstock makes her time there feel like she
is in hell. Coop figures birds of a feather, or is that
sisters of a feather? So he concludes that Veronica is just
like Crystal though he finds himself reluctantly attracted
to the 'princess.' Actually, Coop has his own agenda in
trying to solve Crystal's murder. Though both detest the
feeling, Coop and Veronica begin to fall in love.
HEAD OVER HEELS is an engaging contemporary romantic
suspense that will thrill readers especially with the
balance between heroism and nurturing displayed by
Veronica. Coop is a hunk, but keeps too many secrets
(including his true occupation and identity) from his
beloved so that the audience has doubts about his character
even at the end. Still the amusing bantering between the
two will melt the Ice of everyone. Sub-genre fans will
find Susan Andersen's story quite pleasing and will look
forward to future novels starring Coop's former Marine
comrades in arms.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 9, 2001