Released December 2014
Moving on doesn’t always have to mean goodbye.
Widowed makeup artist Jane Sullivan is more comfortable keeping her husband’s memory alive than dating a pool full of sharks. Ella, her 4 year-old daughter, is her whole world.
When Jane meets Lucas Oliver, famous cover model, it’s hate at first sight. His playboy persona rubs her the wrong way.
Accustomed to every woman fawning over him, Lucas is drawn to the shy, uncompromising single mom and completely melts at the sight of Ella. He is determined to convince Jane that sometimes a second chance can mend a broken heart.
I thought this book was a nice, clean contemporary romance. Nothing about it really jumped out at me, but at the same time I did quite enjoy the main male character of Lucas. The main female character, Jane, seemed a bit uptight with her views-it's like she doesn't believe anyone can have happiness with another person once the person they love is gone. That along with her immediate dislike for Lucas before she has even met him had me on the fence about her character.
I did like the exchanges between Jane and Lucas, I thought they worked well together...they just couldn't admit their feelings for each other (when it was certainly obvious to the reader). And Lucas was just so sweet with Jane's daughter Ella.
The beginning of the book dragged a little for me, but then started to pick up about a third of the way in. But then later on, time seemed to jump forward quickly in spots. When the conflict with Raven came up (Lucas' ex), it felt a bit contrived and not quite believable.
There were a few minor things that bothered me that made some parts of the story feel inconsistent, and that along with Jane's personality plus the way Lucas handled things when he wanted to protect Jane from the situation with his ex (I understand why he did what he did, but think it was a bad way to go about it) all contributed to me rating this story as 3.5 stars.
About the Author
I WRITE. I LIVE. I LOVE. I DREAM. I WRITE.
I’m a dreamer
I’m a sinner
I love my books
I conjure hooks
And heroes with good looks
Romance is my guilty pleasure
Taking me to places with new decor
Come join me if you dare
I promise not to bore
If you like to read my stories
Pray my husband continues snorin’
For he’s the one who keeps me up at night
When I give my heroes wings and flight.