I am SO TIRED this morning and it's all Jennifer Moore's fault. I just HAD to stay up until 1:30 a.m. to see how this book ended. I had thought I could put it down at a reasonable hour and just pick it up this morning to finish, but I needed to see if it ended happily! And I sacrificed my precious sleep to do it, which tells you the awesomeness level of this book. (And moms of little kids will understand because sleep is the one thing we have to have!)
We start out with Nathaniel Cavanaugh on the phone with work, watching his two little kids playing not far away from him. He's wondering how he can juggle work and helping them heal from their mother's death. He's brought them to Maine to recover with a summer in Lobster Cove, but work is taking more time than he expected. While he's sort of letting his mind wander away from the conference call, he sees a young woman teetering on stilettos, dressed up in a miniskirt and big hair with a furry pink purse. She's picking her way down the street when suddenly Nathaniel's little boy is in the path of the trolley and she's the only one close enough to save him. Which she does. That little incident starts out the summer adventure for this little family. Val, the rescuer, is from West Virginia and has an adorable accent. She's got dreams of her own, but can't resist the pull she feels to these two sweet kids---and their father. Nathaniel's got demons to conquer from his estranged wife and her death, but there's something about Val that he can't resist. Can these two find the path to true love? Will they compromise what they thought they wanted for what's most important and be a family? Yep, that's what I stayed up so late for, trying to find out!
This one is another Jennifer Moore book that I can recommend to anyone who loves romance. The characters were relatable and easy to imagine, the dialogue was witty and spot on, and the setting was amazing. I hope we go back to Lobster Cove so some of the secondary characters (like Dr. Seth) can get their own stories! The story itself had just enough twists and turns that I was kept on my toes and turning pages as I experienced falling in love with the characters and their story. One for my keeper shelf!
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Here's the back copy:
This summer, Nathaniel Cavanaugh vacations in Lobster Cove to spend quality time with his kids after his estranged wife’s tragic death. Successful and well-connected, he is on the fast-track to the highest legal positions in the country, but his family life suffers. After an accident throws Val nearly into his lap and costs her a job opportunity, Nathaniel surprises himself by overlooking her outlandish appearance and lack of qualifications to offer her a job as his nanny for the summer. Valdosta McKinley wishes for an internship at a Paris Art Institute to use her newly acquired art-history skills. She knows Nathaniel could never develop feelings for a girl from a trailer in a rural West Virginia holler—a lesson she learned the hard way years earlier. Will pursuit of their professional goals require Nathaniel and Val to give up the dream of being a family?
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Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. She suffers from an unhealthy addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.
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