|Thomi is a successful actress and a triplet in a large family. She has a terrible track record with relationships. Her latest has borrowed nearly all of her money and attempted to rape her. To top it off, he stops by on his way to the West Coast with his cousin's ex-fiancée to ask for more money. That cousin, Stephan Deverill stops by to see her the next day and seems to be in a rather questionable hurry to make her his wife. Both he and his cousins Stormi and Kourtnay seem to be keeping too many secrets. Stephan professes to love Thomi, but can not tell her apart from her sisters, leading to some interesting situations. A riding accident and a young girl's heart condition add to the drama.
This is for the most part a very entertaining story. Thomi's family and friends are very colorful and I really like the setting on the coast of Rhode Island. There are many subplots, but they do not overshadow the main story. I could identify with Thomi's frustration with Stephan and his cousins. They seem to ask for total honesty from her while withholding very important facts from her. Her mother and father also withhold information that all of her brothers are familiar with. Halleigh and Timothy are both less than stellar siblings. Timothy has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. For a sister who can supposedly sense her triplet's feelings, she is singularly self-centered regarding both Thomi's near rape and its repercussions. She seems to think that Stephan is fair game for most of the novel. Stephan himself is a mostly sympathetic character with a lot of patience, though he seems a little heavy-handed with Thomi and repeatedly fails to protect her from his obnoxious relatives. Bringing a woman with a severe concussion to his family battlefield aka: dinner party seems very inconsiderate! Overall, this is a good if complicated story, and Thomi has fewer faults than her relatives attribute to her.
Reviewer: Maura Frankman
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