Margaret Riordan, "Crazy Daisy and mother to the president", soundly earns her reputation of irascible behavior, even taking pot shots at the Secret Service assigned to protect her. When her housekeepers leave for an extended vacation, Margaret appeals to her son to locate some help. She quickly catches on that her new domestic help are really more Secret Service people assigned to her protection, but she does not know of the new threat against her life.
A married couple is assigned to guard the president's mother, attempting to maintain their cover even after Margaret may have caught on. Unfortunately, they have also been separated for almost a year, while neither can remove the ring from their finger. But Special Agent Angela Holland's life has moved on, with a hunky movie star pursuing her favors and begging her to see a lawyer so that he might place his own ring upon her finger.
A year and a half ago, Special Agent Bobby Holland's brother died in the line of duty. With horrible parents, Bobby had always looked after his kid brother, even talking him into signing up with the Secret Service. All of his life Bobby has fiercely guarded his emotions, carefully repressing his feelings. Sadly, it was his inability to express his grief over his kid brother's death that finally drove Angela out the door. Now Angela must act as cook, and Bobby as butler, in an effort protect the president's mother. The question remains as to who will protect them from each other, or their own hearts.
Author Mary McBride demonstrates a dazzling gift for creating unforgettable characters and ridiculously comedic moments in STILL MR. AND MRS. McBride achieves an unusually balanced authorial tone, maintaining a sizzling chemistry between Angela and Bobby without the graphic details common to much contemporary romance. Angela desperately needs Bobby to reveal his heart to her, and his initial effort to "wear his heart on his sleeve" is both amusing and poignant. Their marital struggles are convincing, humorous, and endearing as they struggle with a tiny bed and broken hearts. While readers may be a bit skeptical of a first mother's resentment of protection, Margaret's powerful character will quickly earn the heart of the most discerning reader. This fast paced romantic suspense will keep the pages turning and comes highly recommended.