STARRED REVIEW
August 30, 2016

Making a relationship stick

By Susan Donovan
Tanyalee Marie Newberry, aka Taffy, is the perfect package, with long blonde hair, a string of pearls and a buff body wrapped up in a pink bow. But we soon learn that her perfect-looking life has been fraught with difficulties.
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan knows what a girl wants, and it has nothing to do with roses or a box of candy.

Tanyalee Marie Newberry, aka Taffy, is the perfect package, with long blonde hair, a string of pearls and a buff body. But we soon learn that her perfect-looking life has been fraught with difficulties since the untimely death of her parents when she was 5 years old.

Taffy has a mean streak, struggles with kleptomania, has major relationship issues, and she has made a huge mess of her life. She has used and abused everyone who ever cared about her—her sister, her grandfather, her first husband.

Fortunately, two months in an Arizona rehab center has helped her turn a corner, and she is ready to try and make things right. That is, until she’s seated next to a gorgeous hunk on her flight home to Podunk North Carolina—a man with a past every bit as complicated as her own—DEA agent Dante Cabrera, a recuperating alcoholic who is drawn to women with a lot of “crazy.” Taffy, in more ways than one, is a perfect fit.

At the center of this romance are two warm-hearted people, both struggling to make amends for bad decisions they’ve made in the past. The chemistry is there from the beginning when they spend a sexy layover together in an airport hotel, but the real story goes much deeper as they each face their own demons.

Through the many twists and turns of the story, one thing remains crystal clear: Dante is stuck on this particular piece of candy and he’s not going anywhere. And if Taffy’s decision to make amends is an honest one, there is good reason to believe that she and Dante will finally make a relationship work.

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Stealing Taffy

Stealing Taffy

By Susan Donovan
St. Martin's
ISBN 9781250008053

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