We revisit Cedar Dell and its citizens as this story is a sequel to the above title where we read Nick Sutherland's story. We get to know the man portrayed as Cedar Dell's hotshot, wealthy philanthropic lawyer. The story begins with Tess, a talent manager responsible for many famous faces when she is called by her always-in-trouble sister, Chloe whose "emergencies" aren't always what they seem (i.e. trivial). However, this time Chloe's sister is living in a hellhole of a "house", has criminals chasing after her and threatening her life, her boyfriend has disappeared, she's broke and pregnant to boot. Tess rushes to her sister's side as usual and is horrified to discover Chloe's emergency is too real after all. After the initial shock of finding Chloe pregnant, she is quick to act and solve Chloe's problems for her, starting with moving her sister to a better place to live. However, Chloe stubbornly refuses to leave the "house" which is owned by her boyfriend, Snake's mother.
She meets Nick Sutherland who has been a good friend to her sister Chloe and together they collude to help Chloe. This romance is busy with little dramas (mostly from Chloe) but we see the real man behind Nick. He is running from emotional wounds of his own while Tess struggles with her responsibilities to her sister and her relationship with Nick (she has no intention of living in Cedar Dell- where will this relationship go?) We visit Max and Kate from "My Big Tex Heartbreak" since Nick and Max have become friends after their initial minor competition for Kate. The two have a friendly rivalry going and Nick steals one of Max's maneuvers to remove the another man from Tess's presence after they have a fight. She is close friends with Jake Muldoon, who is a famous sitcom/movie? star and brings him in after their argument, arousing Nick's jealousy. Personally, it was good too see some "fair" competition going as Jake Muldoon has the same "glamourous" appeal that Nick has but on a greater scale. However, Jake's and Tess's relationship is platonic. Just like Max arranged for Nick to be called away on a trip so that he could woo Kate back, Nick now does the same to Jake.
Aside from the romance, there are other issues involved. The plot revolves around solving Chloe's problems. She receives diapproval from the old women "Widows" in the town. She is depressed over her boyfriend, Snake's disappearance. She is very emotionally fraught and has been threatened by goons demanding money which she finds that Snake has hidden, which looks very suspicious. She seeks comfort (platonically) with Snake's best friend, who happens to be in love with her.
This romance is a good one to read - it has some humour, and it is certainly a "busy" book. However, some of the dramas are ridiculous and Chloe is portrayed as a very silly, frivoulous "girl" in a woman's body. The ending was a little pathetic with Chloe's "men" both in jail and still pleading their love for her.