Hiring the woman who wrecked me to nanny the kid I just found out I have is a dumb idea. Getting naked with her in the back of my truck is even dumber.
But old habits die hard.
Amelia Fox was my high school sweetheart, the girl who broke my heart and nearly ended my football career a decade ago. It was all I could do to put one foot in front of the other, much less make a comeback.
But I did come back. And I'm not about to let go of everything I fought for just because my world is imploding again.
When I find out I'm the father of a two-year-old boy, I'm ready to start my final season in the pros. It's my last chance to nab the championship I promised my dad I'd win before he died.
Enter Amelia: teacher, toddler whisperer, and--oh yeah--my ex-girlfriend. We haven't spoken in ten years, but I'm desperate, and she's looking for a job.
I need to focus, which means I need help with this kid. Which means I need her.
The arrangement works until one night of bad decisions and great sex threatens to ruin everything.
Can we make it work this time around?
Or is she just another bad habit I need to break before she breaks me?
I enjoyed this title, as is usually the case with this author. But, for some reason, Amelia and Rhett's story didn't really seem as engaging as other titles I have read by this author.
After thinking about it, and reading the extended epilogue, I realized why. In a lot of ways, Rhett's son Liam was a major character. I know, it's a romance about a man who didn't know he had a child and his former girlfriend whom he hires as his nanny...I get it. But all of the story and all of the relationship seemed to revolve around who they were as a couple in relation to his son. There is even a line in the book where one of the characters thinks that they would not have gotten together again if it weren't for Liam...and, yup.
I am not saying that things don't happen in life that change your plans, or make what you want in life different...things absolutely do happen. But, when I am reading a romance, I want to believe the connection between the main characters first, or at least I want to believe that if the thing that brought them together was no longer a factor, they would still be together...and some of that was missing in this one for me.
That said, I did enjoy this title and I do recommend it...just not as strongly as some of this author's other titles.
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Jessica Peterson writes smokin' hot romance set in her favorite cities around the world. She grew up on a steady diet of Mr. Darcy, Edward Cullen, and Jamie Frasier, and it wasn't long before she started writing swoon-worthy heroes of her own. She loves strong coffee, stronger heroines, and heroes with hot accents.
She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband Ben and her smelly Goldendoodle, Martha Bean. She's hard at work on writing her next favorite sex scene. Stay tuned for exciting news on her next release!
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