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Valeria Brewster wasn't in the least interested in Bart Thomas. He was just the man who paid her a fat salary for looking after his unhappy teenage daughter, and Valeria was good with children. Why, then, should she find things getting out of hand so easily when Bart was around? It wasn't as though she was his type of woman - she left that sort of thing to blonde bombshell ...more
Paperback, Mills & Boon Romance #2983, 187 pages
Published November 1988 by Mills & Boon (first published 1988)
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Now, this book was so much better, it had characters with depth, even the confused little teenager hanging on to the hope that her actress mother who had clearly abandoned her would reconcile with her father.

The heroine is a school-teacher but not a typical one and she is smart, funny and into social activism and even though she doesn't like the lawyer hero hoping to be a judge at first, since she sees him draped over a blonde and his messed up daughter, she agrees to take the job since the pay
Aw! This book is so cute! and the premise is quite (well in regard to the behavior of the child) realistic. Children do hate interference in their parents' time by some new party and most kids from divorced families keep hoping for a reconciliation. Usually this approach makes the kids look angry and bitter but here you could empathize with her (as did the heroine)

Also, there a certain thing which goes with all of EG's books such as:

- heroine thinking to herself (and keeping things 'real')
- word
I’ve always considered Emma Goldrick as one of the Harlequin Romance editions of Julia Garwood. Aside from the zingers between H/h, both authors like to put their heroines in strange situations where they have to find their way out in a comedic fashion.

Valeria starts out as a school-marmish disciplinarian who unveils her oddball, eccentric character as the story progresses. Hired to teach circumspection to a rebellious teen-ager, she soon finds herself embroiled in political gossip which threate
meh....just okay. A little too cutesy for my taste.. I found myself rather annoyed with the heroine most of the time.
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Emma Goldrick is the penname used by the marriage formed by Emma Elizabeth Jean Sutcliffe, borned 7 February 1923 in Puerto Rico, and Robert N. Goldrick, borned on 22 March 1919 in Massachusetts, USA. They met in Puerto Rico, where married. She was a licensed practical nurse, volunteered with American Red Cross and she taught American Sign Language and he was a career USA military man. Thirty year ...more
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