In hindsight, I should not have had that fifth mimosa at Breakfast with Santa.
Or the sixth, seventh, and eighth.
But my shame over the public meltdown that resulted was nothing compared to being abandoned by my husband of fifteen years for a much younger woman—and did I mention she’s pregnant?
For the sake of my children and my pride, I packed up and headed for my childhood home and the small town where I grew up. Cloverleigh Farms would be the perfect place for a fresh start.
Falling for Henry DeSantis wasn’t part of the plan.
Sure, he’s easy on the eyes and hard in the bedroom (also the hallway, the bathtub, and on top of his desk), but he’s newly divorced too, and things between us are moving so fast I’m afraid neither one of us has had enough time to heal. Not to mention the fact that I’m a single mom now—my kids have to come first.
But Henry makes me feel beautiful and sexy and wanted and strong—I haven’t felt that way in years. We understand each other, and when I’m in his arms, I’m tempted to trust again. To love again. To let myself be loved without fear.
But deep down, I’m terrified.
Is this all too much, too soon? Or am I a fool to let a second chance at happily ever after pass me by?
This was absolutely incredible! I obviously have to give credit to the author for such an amazing book but I think the male narrator Tor Thom played a big role in carrying this book to the next level for me. Can you fall in love with a voice? 100 percent yes! Add in the fact that Henry was such an incredibly sweet hero and I was a goner! Tor Thom’s voice is so deep, smooth and sexy. Seriously I may a bit obsessed! Vanessa Edwin is the female narrator and she did a good job as well… but really this one was all about Tor.
The story itself is a small town romance with two divorcees who unexpectedly find love with each other. Neither of them were really looking because they had such bad experiences with their previous marriages. The attraction was almost instant and the chemistry was incredible. Henry is the ultimate good guy. He was so caring, gentle and sweet. So his sexy, dirty talk in the bedroom and his aggressive uncontrollable lust was a fantastic surprise.
I loved how mature these characters were and the way they put the needs of Sylvia’s kids in front of their own relationship. Both of them were so selfless and endearing. The support and love from Sylvia’s family and Henry’s friends was also heartwarming. I love small town romances for these very reasons.
This was such a sexy, swoon worthy romance and I feel the need to binge this entire series. These are all interconnected standalones.
Contemporary small town romance
Heat Level: Moderate