Tess Lucas and Craig Richmond have been
friends for fifteen years. In all that time, they have never
crossed the romantic line until one night a few weeks ago.
After they slept together, once, Tess began avoiding Craig.
Deciding enough is enough, Craig heads to Tess’ apartment and
refuses to leave until they have a talk. He even brought
along supper. Tess takes one look at his offering of food,
turns green, and proceeds to rush to the bathroom. Craig
knows that Tess being sick means one of two things: she either
has the flu or she is going to be a mother – which in turn
means that Craig is going to be a father.
Tess is secretly excited about being
pregnant. However, she refuses to settle for the marriage of
convenience that Craig proposes. She wants the entire kit and
kaboodle and will not settle for less than Craig’s love.
The Marriage Solution is
poignant and sometimes steamy. I found myself rooting for Tess
and her principles, and I so wanted Craig to voice his love
for Tess. The attraction of these two main characters was
evident, but past hurts kept them from being able to verbally
commit to the love they each felt for the other. Once that
was able to happen, I was resting easy! All in all, The
Marriage Solution is a great read that I enjoyed very
much. Brenda Harlen is now on my Silhouette author radar.