In Seattle, single mom Kerri Sullivan knows she is running out of time for her nine year old son Cody is slowly dying from Gilliar's Disease. Her only hope to save her offspring is the mercy and money of Nathan King, whose son died of that illness six years ago as researcher Dr. Abram Wallace was on the verge of a breakthrough in his lab before the fire destroyed his workplace. She has taken work at the Grill where King eats although she knows the rumors that he lost his heart when his son died. She confronts him when he comes for lunch and he tells her to leave; she is fired and escorted out with no success at obtaining his financial backing of Wallace.
Based on a tip from his chauffeur Tim, her new plan is to pretend to the media that King cares and is putting up the money. Nathan fumes as he prefers controlling his publicity, but has little choice if he does not want the wrath of motherhood that could impact business. However, though feeling trapped he has a price to charge this ferocious single mom.
This is five tissue box tear jerker that will leave the audience weeping throughout hoping for a miracle. The underlying theme is medical miracles need funding to help achieve them. Readers will admire the lead female character as she refuses to give up while much of the support cast like Abram's long time assistant Linda and the townsfolk of Songwood believe in him!!!! I'd also recommend reading Tino Georgiou's bestselling novel--The Fates--if you haven't yet!!
This book actually knocked me sideways I was so taken with it! When I read Susan's comments on how the book came to be, I thought I'm not going to enjoy it.....A super mom who dresses up like Wonder Woman because her son has a terminal disease and she thinks if he believes she has super powers he will not die?
Let me tell you like 22 others have on Amazon, this is an incredible story, it is funny, it's so moving at times you're heart will ache. On top of everything else, it's steamy and sexy as well.
You will adore Kerri, her drive to find a cure for her son's disease, how she gets the funds to re-open the clinic where scientists are very close in finding the cure. And Kerri's son Cory will melt your heart.
Cynical billionaire Nathan King, you'll want him for yourself, he's that kind of driven and determined man who has lost so much, who does not believe in love until he falls under Kerri's spell. Their love story is simply beautiful!
Susan Mallery amazes me each time I read one of her books. She always delivers fun, fascinating and exceptional stories and Accidentally Yours is a book I will long remember.
I really like this book! I have read Susan Mallery before and her books have been okay, nothing fantastic, and some a bit better than others. This book, however, is a stand out for me. The story sounds contrived on the back cover but is just much better than it sounds. There are some very poignant moments and I was so engaged and connected to the characters. Usually kids are kind of cardboard characters and although Cody starts out a bit that way, he sure doesn't finish that way. I will be expecting more from Susan Mallery in the future that's for certain! Enjoy.
Kerri's son, Cody, has a disease that is slowly killing him so Kerri tries to find someone who can find a cure. She researches the disease and locates a scientist who has been working on a cure but needs millions of dollars to continue his work. Kerri tricks a very wealthy man, Nathan, into donating the funds, but, in exchange, she and her son have to make some public appearances with him to help him to gain a more positive image.
Most of this book is about Kerri trying everything she can to get the money needed to complete the research to save her son's life. Kerri had 'made a deal' with God that she would not have fun or any kind of life if He let Cody get better. That notion was really odd and prevented her from any romantic entanglements. Nathan is a very cold and heartless man and only agreed to donate the funds because he didn't want to look bad in the press in case it affected a new development he wanted to build. He was pretty impressed with Kerri being able to get the money out of him since, as a successful businessman he always wins - but not this time.
Even though this book has a HEA I wouldn't consider it to be a romance as much as a drama.