Seducing Sullivan is missing some of the wit Leto spices her other works with, but she still delivers a winning tale. She is one of the best in creating such 'real' characters. They are not larger than life fictional characters, but everyday hard working people, that are so warm, vulnerable and caring. It is her strong suit, and it sets her away from other writers.
Seducing Sullivan is a book of wishes and what-ifs. Angela Harris goes to her 10 year High School reunion with one purpose in mind: to have her 'prom night' with Jack Sullivan. They were an item during high school, but Angela the 'good girl' kept putting Jack off. On prom night, she had prepared to give herself to him, but they ended in an argument and them breaking up. Now a decade later, Angela knows it is time to get over her teenage love for Jack, and put him behind her once and for all, but the feels the only what to do this is to finish that night, find out the reality falls short of years of fantasy.
She needs to face Jack and settle her girlhood dreams, but she also need to see what sort of man Jack has become. His parents were jet-setters and from what she saw in the Tabloids, Jack has taken after them. He is world famous photographer, and has been linked to one model after another. Hardly material to be considered for marriage and fatherhood. Angela needs to know what sort of man he is because of Dani, her daughter. That prom night 10 years ago, after their breakup, Jack went out with her best-friend and got drunk. The result was Dani. 5 Years ago, Dani's mother, Angela's best-friend was killed and she was made Dani's guardian. She had no idea Jack was the father of Dani until she began trying to track down the man who fathered her.
Angela is a very real person. She feels things for Jack, but does not trust him, she loves her best friend and utterly adores Dani, yet she also feels twinges of regret and resentment over how things turned out, betrayed by both her friend and Jack. This is quite human. She is no paperdoll character, but a complex woman.
Jack believes Angela never knew about his drunken night with her best friend, and fears Angela would never speak to him again if she found out. He never knew or suspected about Dani. However, he comes to the class union hoping to find Angela. He has never know a family or home, and something inside him is crying out for this sort of security, and his heart tells him Angela 'his angel' is the woman to heal him and give him hope for the future. He unprepared for the siren who sets out to seduce him, just to get over him, but he is not about to let her go.
Once again, Leto gives 3 dimensional characters that leap off the page, with crisp writing that just gets better with each book. She is fresh, original and a rising star in the romance field.