Love is just around the corner . . . Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.
Mitch has been eyeing his beautiful neighbor for a long time. He jumps at the chance to help her, and soon their formerly platonic relationship gets very hot and heavy. But when Mara gets a disturbing phone call from her cousin's kids, she gets pulled back into the life she's tried so hard to leave behind. Can the hot law man convince Mara to let go of her past-and build a future with him?
Started skimming @ 30% and didn't stop - a new record low for me.
I've ruminated on the idea that maybe KA is not the author for me.
Then, I come across a KA gem and all is forgiven... Sylvie of Creed, Carissa of Ride Steady, Millie of Walk Through Fire and Cher of Hold On are like hidden treasures. Strong, together, independent, grateful, good women who deserve awesomeness in their lives. I keep hoping to find another heroine like that to add to my collection that includes mostly Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Jessica Gadziala heroines. SEP is The Queen of the strong heroine.
The cover is really nicely done - So far, I've liked all the Dream Man covers. The Chaos series also has great cover art. Many thumbs up!
Mara is not right. She's either dumb, or spineless, or challenged, or all of the above. 99% of what she has spewed to Mitch so far has been 'Mitch-' or 'Uh...' or 'I- um...' or 'I- uh...' or 'what?' or 'why?' or 'Um... all right.'
I don't recommend this book for anyone. These type of heroines only serve to make us dumber.
Repeat after me - intelligence is sexy.