If you haven’t read a book by this author, now might be a good time to check them out. The Gems and Gents series features the Lassiter family of overachievers. We’ve read about the other clan in previous books. I’ll say this again as a reminder; Joshua and Adam remain my favorites. In this story, Timothy came across a bit disconnected at times during the story. He and his twin Opal had equal parts in the story. Opal’s part dealt with her relationship with Grant Hutchinson. Grant and Opal’s back and forth about defining the terms of their relationship was part of their drama in the story. As for Timothy, this was his chance to have his story and finally show he was more than just the man behind the numbers. He was also the man with a need to be loved and find ever-after much like his other siblings had in the previous books.
I was not always convinced Timothy was as mature as Opal in the way he approached his love interest,Denise. Denise, on the other hand, presented more aggressive than Timothy in her interactions on the day they met. She was seeking his expert accounting advice regarding her father’s business. She also appeared to be seeking some Timothy loving. Although her father normally handled his own accounting function, since her father had been admitted to the hospital after sustaining a gunshot at the hands of an unknown assailant, Denise was sent to Timothy and Opal’s accounting firm. A little history- Denise was an author of suspense and mysteries.
Denise’s father just happened to be in the room next to Joe Lassiter, so naturally, the whole clan took her into the fold, just as they always did with any person needing assistance. The mystery in the story was about why someone would intentionally harm an unassuming man with no known enemies. Little did Denise know, she would get caught up in her own family mystery which would reveal some long-kept secrets, some secrets were unimaginable and could change her life forever. The man behind the mystery would force the big guns in the Lassiter family to step in when a threat against Denise became a problem Timothy needed Sam, Adam, and Joshua to weigh in. He needed his powerful siblings to find a solution without causing a disaster. Joshua’s presence was enough to make things volatile.
In the other story,Opal and Grant had a minor set back with him wanting her as his wife, and Opal wanting to wait awhile to define the trueness of the relationship a little later. Grant was at the point where he wanted all of Opal or nothing. No in between, no more half-stepping any longer. I wasn’t sure what her problem was with having this fine man to call her own. I was about to have her head checked! To her credit, she came around before his assistant took him off her hands. His assistant was a piece of work. Conniving, trashy, whorish, and thirsty. I think I covered some of the adjectives that best described her trifling behind.
Opal and Grant made beautiful music together. I liked their connection and chemistry. Denise and Timothy had a good connection, just not as visually clear as his twins with her man. The Lassiter men and their wives made a cameo in this story as a reminder of the vastness of their family ties. The President dropped in as well. I liked the build-up to Saphire’s story at the end of Symmetry. I can’t wait to read about the headaches she’s going to give her hero. Her short takes in this story was a nice reminder of her fierceness and no-filter personality we’ve grown to love over the years. This was another Gem! 4.5 Stars.