Back Cover: Liz, Gemma, Arie, Jess, and Drew have been best friends since creating “the Five” at Aliso Creek High School. But that was over ten years ago, and each is still trying to find that perfect someone . . . if perfect is even possible.
In fact, Liz Carlson will settle for a normal man. A normal man with a job, that is. Married twice, then divorced twice, Liz had her rose-colored glasses fall off and shatter on the ground a long time ago. Her main focus now is raising her six-year-old daughter and surviving long days at work on her feet as a hairdresser. When Sloane Branden answers her call for help, quite literally, Liz doesn’t even give him a second glance. She has sworn off dating for as many years as it takes, and it seems that Sloane has done the same after his own tumultuous marriage. But when Liz realizes that Sloane defies every stereotypical deadbeat she has dated, she might just find room in her heart and discover the third time’s the charm.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: **** (Really liked it)
The Pros: Heather (who is one of the driving forces behind A TIMELESS ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY series) might be on to something -- short romances I can swallow in one or two sittings. I'll admit it. Sometimes I get impatient with romances. I'm the first to think that about fifty pages of stuff could probably be cut. I am absolutely in love with these short romances!
This novella, the first of the Aliso Creek series, is great. I love that the two characters aren't just random thirty-somethings who for some reason aren't married. I like that they've both had pasts, but that they still don't let that stop them. And I adore a hero who gets it with the kids. Love.
Disclaimer: Very mild sensuality.