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For the Children

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Kirk Chandler and Valerie Simms--two people who'll do anything for children

Valerie is a juvenile court judge. She spends her days helping troubled kids--including her own fatherless twin boys.

Through her sons, she meets Kirk Chandler. Kirk's given up a successful corporate career and dedicated himself to helping the children in his Phoenix a basketball

Kindle Edition, Harlequin Super Romance, 304 pages
Published by Harlequin Books (first published December 1st 2003)
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Nice angsty story about a widowed family court judge with junior-high age twin boys, and the ex-businessman crossing guard and basketball coach who helps her boys. They have issues from their dad's death and his behavior before then. One of the boys who comes before her court also has issues. The romance part slides in between them dealing with issues. It's nicely done and a good read.
Anne Holly
Oct 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-away
I'm not sure what to say about this book. I can't tell if I liked it or not, even. It's kind of an even split, with a number of good points and some less-enjoyable aspects.

I liked the fact that the characters were deeply flawed and conflicted people, and the situation was different from most romances. However, perhaps the flaws ran a little too deep, because I never warmed up to the hero (who was rather sexist and obsessive, and a lot broken), and the heroine seemed rather incompetent and
Darlene Torday
I did like this book but it was more about the problems than about the romance. I felt the quick ending was tossed in because if the author wrote any more it would be women's fiction not a Harlequin romance. The real struggles both the hero and heroine faced felt true to life and gave life to the story where I found myself hoping the children were able to move past their own problems. I don't think I'd have been able to get past the hero's lies or his super ego as fast as the heroine does. All ...more
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was very good & heart warming.
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