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Posted September 17, 2012
Posted April 21, 2012
I don't often read a lot of romances unless it includes big classics. Having said that, it was really nice to dig into this book. It felt simple yet tasteful. There was definitely an element of romance that captures you and takes you through it. While it begins somewhat slow it picks up a little bit and it becomes an enjoyable book.
Posted January 23, 2012
Ms. Bates has given her characters a clever but sticky-wicket of a problem. Josselyn Adler was the nurse to the elderly Morgan Parnell. Kind, honest and upright, Morgan was everything her father wasn't and she cared deeply for him. After his death, Joss discovers he left her his old family home in Unity. She's never really had a place she could call home and is thrilled. The day she arrives, legal Will in hand, she finds Morgan's son, Ben, has arrived also. He too has a legal Will that declares Morgan left the house to Ben. Neither Joss nor Ben are giving up their claim to the property. They both move in and the battle starts.
Ben and his father had a falling out years earlier and have not spoken or had contact since. Joss resents Ben's treatment of his father, although it is later revealed why he feels justified in his anger toward Morgan. Ben believes Joss is a gold digger who took advantage of his elderly father. It doesn't help that she does come from a family of crooks.
The house and debate regarding whose Will is going to stand up in court is only one of several issues for Ben and Joss. Ben is recovering professionally from a devastating lawsuit. Coming home to Unity, the town he grew up in and still has friends, makes him questioning whether he should give up his life in the big city and stay in Unity. Joss suffered great childhood abuse having been beaten time and time again over the years, which resulted in numerous broken bones. Trust doesn't come easy to her. Learning to trust Ben is a major struggle.
The development of the relationship between Ben and Joss is handled well. It is a pleasure to see their love for each other grow. All the characters are nicely drawn, including the support characters. "Change of Address," is an upbeat story with a cute twist at the end. You close the book feeling good.