Sue - she has some serious issues with not only commitment, but love as well. It didn't help when she found out that her grandmother had been lying to her, her entire life. I'm not going near her other family. She's also insecure and I can't understand her (or her reactions) at all. I didn't like her.
Rick - he has deep scars from his childhood. His mother was an alcoholic, and while she was "sober", she always managed to get him back from the foster families he was with. At the beginning of the book, he found out he had a sister he never knew about, after she commits suicide, and that she gave birth to a little girl Carrie. He's doing anything in his power to get custody. That's how he met Sue (she was the foster parent with whom Carrie was placed).
Both of them had tragedies in their pasts She had a miscarriage when she was 18, and his daughter died recently
The hero's mother Nancy, was a big part of the story, but it was hard for me to like her, mostly because we see her through the hero's eyes, and his memories, which are pretty bad.
Heroine's family plays a big part as well. It's a good thing that there's a family tree given in the book, sorting them out would've been much harder otherwise.
All in all:2.5 stars
This is the first book in The Diamond Legacy
series. The other books are about Sue's cousins Belle (For the Love of Family), Joe (Like Father, Like Son).