The chemistry between Caleb and Emerson is so honest and real. I don’t think we get enough love stories where the heroine is older than the hero, there’s almost a stigma to it, kind of like in real life as well, I guess. But that doesn’t mean the love can’t happen and that the couple can’t get their happily ever after. The single mother part played some role in it, but it did not play the main role in the story. The one thing that threw me off overall was the fact that it is all written in third person. As an avid reader of independent author written books, I’d say that more than 90% of them are in first person. I am so used to that, that third person made it a little almost impersonal. But once I got over it, I was able to appreciate this story for the great love story that it was.
Reviwed by Dana Hoffman
Four years ago, firefighter Caleb Romero saved a child and met the woman of his dreams. But trauma killed the timing, so he’s contented himself with being the friend she needed as she navigated sudden parenthood.
Four years ago, Emerson Aldridge became a mom in the worst possible way. Without qualm, she abandoned her own dreams to shepherd her teenage daughter through their shared grief. Her number one priority has been to raise Fiona the way her best friend would have wanted.
Now Fi’s headed off to college and Emerson has no idea how to feel about her suddenly empty nest. She barely even remembers life before motherhood, but Caleb’s right next door to give her a reminder—along with a toe-curling kiss that catapults them past friends and into something more. The life she wanted before the accident is still within reach. He just has to convince her that their age difference means nothing.
Piece of cake. Right?
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