Sam Michaels and Janie McDaniel are
friends, and have been for a couple of years. Both are
content with their lives and the part each plays in the
otherís daily routine. Sam is wary of commitment since his
divorce, and as a widow, Janie doesnít think that she will
marry again, so she is content to be friends with Sam and a
mother to her young son.
Janie and Samís lives change in the
blink of an eye when Samís daughter is killed, and his
vindictive ex-wife challenges his custody of his young
granddaughter. With the knowledge that a two parent
household is better than a one parent, Sam and Janie marry
to pacify the Family Court. The challenges they face as a
married couple are nothing compared to the attraction each
feels. Will their friendship be able to continue even
though they are married? Sam and Janie both hope so,
because losing the friendship they have come to need is just
not something they want to happen.
I knew when I saw the blurb for
Less Than Perfect Family that I would be
experiencing a realistic look at the combination of two
families, much like my own. The challenges Sam and Janie
face are so realistic that I could have stepped right into
Janieís shoes and lived her life. Sam desires Janie, and
she him. But because their friendship with each other means
so much to them, they are a bit scared at carrying their
friendship further, and I couldn't blame them.
Less Than Perfect Family
was not less than perfect. It was a realistic look at how
two friends can make a marriage work, even when they are
scared. I thoroughly enjoyed it!