cover image Won’t Go Home Without You

Won’t Go Home Without You

Cheris Hodges. Dafina, $8.99 mass market (320p) ISBN 978-1-4967-31890

A couple’s marriage is put to the test in Hodge’s overwrought second Richardson Sisters romance (after Owner of a Broken Heart). Attorney Robin Richardson-Baptiste always wanted children but was left barren after a bout with cancer. So when paternity test results are delivered to her doorstep proving that her husband, Logan, a cardiologist, fathered a child with another woman, she’s doubly devastated. But the test’s a fake. Logan is being set up, and he’s sure it has something to do with the complaints he’s lodged against a powerful pharmaceutical company. He’s determined to prove he’s never cheated, get his wife back, and restore his reputation—but with Robin’s three feisty sisters, a delusional nurse, and a greedy hospital administrator all vying for a piece of him, the odds are stacked against him. Luckily, he happens to be good friends with a former FBI agent, who agrees to help get to the bottom of things. The investigation is slow to start, and the repetitive communication issues between Robin and Logan grow tiresome. The sassy Richardson sisters are delightful as ever, but the romance itself is bloated with unnecessary drama. This is for diehard fans only. Agent: Sha-Shana Crichton, Crichton and Assoc. (Feb.)