Instant Family - Elisabeth Rose (Contemporary Romance)
Released October 2010
Terrorists killed her parents and sister, but Chloe Gardiner was bound and determined to keep her younger siblings out of foster care. At 21, the last thing Chloe needed was to drop everything and become an instant single parent, but that's exactly what she did.
Five years pass and Chloe's facing a tough situation. One of her twin brothers is arrested for vandalism. Things turn out well when the homeowner decides not to press charges and takes Chloe up on the offer to have the boy work off the damages. Little does Chloe know, she's about to fall head-over-heels for the single dad, but she may need some convincing that relationships and parenting can go hand in hand.
Instant Family is a fun romance. It's not a taxing read, goes rather quickly actually, but filled with warmth and emotion. The author does a great job creating emotional battles between Chloe and the relationships around her, including with her siblings.
There were times I wanted to smack Chloe. She comes off as very naive at times, but I suppose having to grow up so quickly would affect how you handle relationships. All in all, I'm still torn because the asking price of $24 is extremely high when compared to similar romances, but at the same time, this is a good story but not a keeper. Ultimately, the reader will have to decide if they're comfortable spending that kind of money.