Open Your Heart

Dafina: Kensington. (Richardson Sisters, Bk. 3). Jul. 2021. 384p. ISBN 9781496731913. pap. $8.99. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
After fashion designer Yolanda Richardson witnesses a murder outside her boutique, she packs up and runs to her family’s bed and breakfast. She reasons that two states’ distance should be enough to keep her safe. Her family disagrees and hires security expert Charles Morris to protect Yolanda. Now Yolanda can’t tell which is worse: running from a killer or fighting the attraction she feels for her uptight bodyguard. For his part, Charles once fell in love with a client, and it compromised her security. He’s vowed to never fall for a client again. Then he meets Yolanda. The premise of this third novel in the “Richardson Sisters” series is strong, and the characters are well-drawn. The novel’s primary focuses are Yolanda, an unfortunately unlikable and unbelievable heroine, and her attraction to Charles. Althought Charles is a more enjoyable character, there is little chemistry between the romantic leads. Despite the murder, and the hired killer stalking Yolanda, the suspense never truly builds and seems like an afterthought.
VERDICT Readers who prioritize hot sex scenes and character-driven plots, as well as fans of Hodges’s previous novels, will enjoy this installment.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing