He’s her best friend. She’s holding on to an old hurt. Will guarding her heart keep her from the one thing that can heal her for good?
A young widow with a child to raise, Sarah Lewis has spent the last few years focusing on her child and protecting her heart. She’s vowed not to open herself up that kind of heart ache again. It threatened to consume her once before, no way is she doing that again.
New in town, sexy chef Brody Morris has more on his mind than getting his new restaurant off the ground. He’s set his sights on the strong willed, single mom who also happens to be his best friend and is completely shut off from the idea of a relationship.
Sarah finds herself leaning more and more on Brody and soon, feelings that are a whole lot stronger than friendship start to develop. In order to love again, Sarah must be willing to be vulnerable and open her heart to the possibility. But opening up, means risking the hurt that almost destroyed her once before. Only this time it's not just her heart on the line...but her daughter's as well.
A delightful read for a lazy day
I enjoyed this story very much. Sarah lost her husband Josh in very tragic circumstances, and has never been able to talk about it to anyone. She has built walls around herself, she doesn’t want to lose anyone ever again, so nobody is allowed to break down her barriers. Her daughter Rory is in a girls football team which is coached but Brody, a chef in his day job. Sarah and Brody have become close friends, they are attracted to each other, but Sarah’s barrier remains firmly sealed. However, one day she does thaw a little and tells him the truth about her husband’s death, which gives Brody hope that he will, with patience, be able to work things out. Sarah however, is at a crossroads, it is one step forward then two steps back. Brody then blunders, from Sarah’s viewpoint anyway, and the walls are back up. She is very lucky the man has patience, and loves her! Brody finally gets the girl, but it is a close run thing! The delightful character in this is Rory, her daughter.
While all this is going on there is another romance brewing, between two people who mostly seem to hate each other! That is a pot-boiler, their story is yet to come!
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