Ever since Cherisse Washington divorced her husband, she has had little time or inclination to date much. In Seduced by Moonlight by Janice Sims, things are about to change for the hardworking supervisor nurse. Cherisse threw her all into raising her now 17 year-old daughter, Danielle, a future Olympic skier. Danielle has an opportunity to have the best training under a great sponsorship but Cherisse is not prepared when the sponsor turns out to be the sexy, handsome brother she met on the terrace at a party one night. Harry Payne, a former football player, runs a lucrative resort and is an astute businessman. He also has a girlfriend, local newscaster in Denver, and a desire to get married, but does not feel that she is "the one." But there is something about the mother of the girl he is going to sponsor, with her quirky sense of humor and beautiful legs.
Cherisse reluctantly gives her heart to Harry, but there is a small problem that could be a big one. Her ex is back in her life, living in her house! He had also been a football player and got sidelined with gambling debts. Now he has a chance for new job and new lease on life---and he wants his family back.
Not one to kowtow to what are considered traditional storylines for African Americans, Sims has written romantic stories of blacks in Scotland, a series about African-American owned vineyards, and a lady oceanographer. This setting in wintertime Colorado is no exception. She has a way of making one believe these characters own these roles. Fans of Sims will recognize and appreciate her penchant for compelling secondary characters, unconventional settings, humorous scenarios and sensual, romantic settings. A nice book to warm up with on a cold night.
Dera R. Williams