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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373716877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373716876
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,047,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joan Kilby is the award-winning author of over twenty-five romance novels published by Entangled Publishing, Harlequin and Carina Press.

Joan's novels range from heartwarming family drama for Harlequin to fun, sexy stories for Entangled Induglence and Brazen. Whatever the imprint, her books are known for their warmth, humor and realistic characters.

Before becoming a writer Joan was a marine biologist for many years. An ex-pat Canadian, she lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children. When Joan's not writing she enjoys swimming, hiking, cooking, traveling and reading. Find out more about Joan and her books at www.joankilby.com

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Brett O'Connor is a retired pro Australian Rules football player who makes his way back to his hometown of Summerside years after he left it with his 13 year old daughter Tegan in tow. Just recently divorced from his wife Amber who has made Brett reluctant to try anything in the relationship department, Brett is a man who is determined to make it big and show that he is not just a sports jock without a brain. With all his savings tied up in the divorce settlement proceedings, it is up to Brett to convince the local bank to grant him a hefty sum in order for him to purchase and refurbish the only gym in Summerside and open it up as a successful venture.

32 year old Renita Thatcher works as the loans manager at the Community Bank in Summerside and is a bit overweight and always at battle with self-esteem issues which had not been helped much by the fact that she had once had the mother of all crushes on Brett only to be rudely brought back to Earth by his firm rejection of her obvious feelings for him. 13 years later, Renita thinks herself to be over her painful crush on Brett O'Connor only to have her theory disproved when he walks in sinfully handsome and hot as ever into her bank to ask her to grant him the loan to start up his business.

Though Renita tries to ignore Brett and his obvious effort to charm her, she can't help but be aware of the effect he has on her senses. And before she knows it, she and her father are cornered by Brett into joining his gym and its not long before Renita finds herself losing weight and her heart in the process as she gets to know the complex man that Brett is inside and out.

I liked the fact that this story is about real people with difficult problems in their lives, trying their hardest to overcome them.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Retired pro Australian football player Brett O'Connor returns to his hometown Summerside accompanied by his teenage daughter Tegan with plans to open a gym there. He goes to the Community Bank for a loan. The bank's loans manager is someone he went to high school with, Renita Thatcher. She had a crush on him back then when she was his math tutor and to her chagrin still does. He admits he is obtaining a divorce from gorgeous Amber.

Renita approves part of what he asks for. Still he persuades the overweight bank officer to join his gym. She and her dad do. Renita quickly knows she always loved Brett and still does, but believes he can choose any woman he wants so why settle on a chub like her; yet he seems always be around her.

Renita makes this Australian second chance at love work as her insecurities about her looks makes for a fascinating character study of a unique (that is for romance novels) protagonist. Brett remains as resolute as when he banged heads playing football. The support cast enhances a terrific tale as readers will know they are in good hands when Joan Kilby is the author.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nas Dean on April 4, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In His Good Hands (Harlequin Superromance)

IN HIS GOOD HANDS by author Joan Kilby is an entertaining read.

Australian football pro player Brett O'Connor is retired and returns to his hometown Summerside, accompanied by his teenage daughter, Tegan with plans to open a gym there. He goes to the Community Bank for a loan. The bank's loans manager is someone he went to high school with, Renita Thatcher. She had a crush on him back then when she was his math tutor and to her chagrin still does. He is on the vrge of obtaining a divorce from gorgeous Amber.

Renita's insecurities about her looks makes this second chance love story very fascinating. She doesn't believe Brett wants her above all other slim ladies around. Yet Brett is resolute.

It is an unique and fasinating story.
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