This is the last installment of Robert's "Calhoun Women" series. Just for background info, the "Calhoun Women" consist of four sisters, plus their vain, flirtatious aunt (but she's older than fourty and therefor not possible romance-subject material). They live in a crumbling mansion somewhere on the East Coast. And, surprise, surprise; each book takes us through four serendipitous romances with each of the four sisters.
This particular installment concerns Suzanna (as you may have guessed by the title), the eldest of the sisters, with her own business to run, two kids to take care of, and a rotten ex-husband. One day, she decides to visit Holt Bradford, because his grandfather - coincidentally - had an affair with HER grandmother, and they (she and her sisters) want to know where the family jewels are.
Oh yeah, did I mention anything about the jewels? Well, the "Calhoun Women" are desperately searching for an emerald necklace their grandmother owned, for some reason that is never entirely explained. But that's just a subplot, and a convenient one, because it leads our heroine into the world of Holt Bradford. Lucky for them that they're not related.
Holt is an ex-cop who likes to work on engines and act grizzled and revel in his general manliness. Dontcha just like him already? And Suzanna is a broad, to put it succinctly. She was the beautiful girl who lived in the mansion on top of the hill, he was the son of a fisherman who delivered fish and never got past her back door . . . you get the picture.
This was the best book in the series because the characters weren't as annoying as some of the other deviants in the previous books, and because the hero was so likable. Also, I liked the uptown girl/downtown guy theme. Otherwize, a typical Roberts novel. Luckily, though, it's not too long to be much of an endurance.