Her first spouse died after eleven years of marriage, leaving Meg Mckenzie Cooper to raise their children by herself. Meg works very hard as a waitress and would do anything to make her children's' lives a bit easier. When Jules Panthier approached her with a strange business deal, she planned to reject his offer. However, he knew about her desire to give her children more and managed to attain Meg's agreement. Jules would marry Meg in return for her presence in a deal he needs to complete without his powerful, wealthy brother's knowledge.
The pair marries. However, Meg quickly becomes a widow again when someone murders Jules in an apparent drug deal that went sour. Jules' brother Parker arrives to toss out his deceased sibling's latest prostitute, only to learn that the marriage is legitimate. He introduces Meg to his family, including Jules' ten-year old child. Meg wants to leave, but stays to help her lonely step-son. Soon four children drive obsessed business mogul Parker into blissful lunacy. As the adults battle one another, they fall in love, but neither one is prepared for the emotion. Can four kids and a mother-in-law play matchmaker to two obstinate adults?
With this amusing novel and her previous delightful work (see BEDROOM EYES), Hailey North is attaining a deserved reputation for jocular, entertaining romances. PILLOW TALK is filled with humor yet dexterously looks into the problems of children with single parents. The story line is enjoyable and fun due to the witty exchanges between the two protagonists and the interference of the support characters. Ms. North gently rocks her audience with a one-day reader that, in spite of seriously looking at a social issue, lifts the spirits through laughter and romance.