The girl next door is the one that got away. He just doesn’t know it yet. . . .
“Touching and seductive . . . a perfect blend of romantic sexiness and sweet sentimentality.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Sawyer: After my wife died, I promised myself I’d never go through the pain of losing someone again. Now I keep my flings neat, tidy, and one-time-only. Besides, my son needs me more than ever. He’s miserable in our new town, so I’m pumped when he makes friends with the kid next door—until I recognize his mom from a one-night stand. Perky and upbeat, Elle Dunning is not my type for anything other than tearing up the sheets. So why do I keep letting myself get roped into game nights and get-togethers?
Elle: It so hasn’t been my year. That’s my first thought when I see my new next-door neighbor. I never would have hooked up with Sawyer Paulson if my husband hadn’t left me for his high-school sweetheart, but because our eight-year-old boys have become best friends, I’ve got to make nice with Mr. Tall, Dark, and Silent. Yet the more time we spend together, the more Sawyer opens up. We’ve both been hurt—badly. So it’s one thing to send the kids off to sleepaway camp together. It’s quite another to promise each other a lifetime of sleepovers. . . .
Sleepover is a standalone novel with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a satisfying happily ever after. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
“Serena Bell’s books have heat and soul—a potent combination.”—Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author of the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series
“Sleepover has everything you want in a romance. It’s achingly sweet, nuclear hot, and so smart. I finished it and immediately wanted to go back to the beginning.”—Karen Booth, author of Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl
“Serena Bell’s stories are real, emotional, and oh so sexy. Sleepover is one of her best. Elle and Sawyer’s relationship warmed my heart.”—Wendy S. Marcus, author of All I Need is You
“Fresh, entertaining, and a story of personal growth. What’s not to like?”—I Love Romantic Fiction
Don’t miss any of Serena Bell’s delightful romances:
YOURS TO KEEP | HOLD ON TIGHT | AFTER MIDNIGHT | TURN UP THE HEAT | CAN’T HOLD BACK | TO HAVE AND TO HOLD | GETTING INSIDE | DO OVER | HEAD OVER HEELS | SLEEPOVER
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Masterfully blending high emotion and intense sensuality, Sleepover is a showstopper. Serena Bell’s romance focuses on single mother Elle Dunning. Elle is thrilled when a playmate for her young son moves in next door; she’s less thrilled when she realizes his father is Sawyer Paulson, a man with whom she had a mind-blowing one-night stand. Despite their mutual attraction, the new neighbors have every reason to believe that a real relationship is impossible. We love how Bell expertly tackles her characters’ emotional trauma, and how she bolsters our faith in the healing power of second chances.
In this touching and seductive contemporary by Bell (following Head Over Heels and Do Over), the friendship between two boys leads to romance for their single parents. Handsome furniture maker Sawyer Paulson moves to the small town of Revere Lake, Wash., and his son immediately bonds with their neighbor's son. The other boy's mother is Elle Dunning, a writer with whom Sawyer had a one-night stand after the death of his wife two years earlier. There is tenderness and humor as Elle and Sawyer rekindle their earlier passion while managing the logistics of raising their inseparable eight-year-olds. Sawyer and Elle's erotic encounters are sizzling and well balanced with complex emotions as Sawyer copes with missing his wife and wanting more intimacy with Elle, while Elle, who is still recovering from her ex-husband's betrayal, is wary of Sawyer's continued attachment to the memory of his wife. Bell's characters are fully actualized, and their interpersonal relationships, such as Sawyer's interactions with his brother and Elle's relationships with her supportive best friends, effectively highlight their likable personalities. This is a perfect blend of romantic sexiness and sweet sentimentality.