Karina Bliss has hit another home run. Try Here Comes the Groom and see if you don't agree.
Lori - you said you were taking a contemporary break after the Hathaways. This is the book. After all the discussions of what people want in a heroine, this heroine will blow you away. Her name is Jo and she reminds me a bit of the Little Women Jo - stubborn, take charge, but ultimately vulnerable.
This isn't a review, 'cause I don't do reviews. Nuh uh. This is a recommendation. Karina Bliss rocks (loved her What the Librarian Did) and I want to write like her when I grow up.
Just sayin' ...