"lively delightful contemporary romance"
In Galveston Bay, Texas boat tour guide Aurora "Rory" St.
Claire notices a "For Sale" sign on the Pearl Island
property once owned by her ancestor. She wants the place
to open up a bed and breakfast. She asks the son of a
local banker, Oliver "Chance" Chancellor, for information.
He tells her that the national bank that bought out his
father has foreclosed on the property. Rory tells Chance
about her dream. Feeling as if a whirlwind has engulfed
him, Chance agrees to help her though he worries over his
feeling of lust for Rory as his family expects him to marry
childhood friend Paige Baxter.
Rory enlists her siblings Adrian and Allison to join with
her as their desires can be met too. Adrian can become his
own person and Allison can work on decorating. Over the
next few weeks, Rory and Chance work on her dream even as
they fall in love. However, Chance has always been the
dutiful son and Rory is forbidden fruits. Paige is
expected to be his wife even if his own mother demands he
marry for love not a misguided obligation.
Rory and Chance make FALLING FOR YOU a lively delightful
contemporary romance of two opposites falling in love. The
story line is fun as the readers are caught up in the
frantic activity led by Rory, a dynamic perpetual machine.
Though some of the secondary charcaters seem inconsistent,
the fact that Paige is a nice person not a nasty witch adds
depth to Julie Ortolon's charming vivacious tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 2, 2002