One wrong move, and she meets a guy with all the right ones….
Talia Dalton lives her life on cruise control. Despite her successful career as a professor, she prefers protecting her broken heart to taking chances. She’s calm, cool, collected, and steady. Until the morning she takes her eyes off that familiar road and almost runs over the sexiest man she’s ever seen. It may not be the best way to start the day, but it might be the type of shake-up she needs.
Male dancer Derek Grant has goals, and nothing is going to get in the way of achieving them. As a graduate student and the sole caretaker of his ailing father, he hasn’t much time for relationships. Then Talia crashes into his life. Sweet, pretty - and so buttoned-up that he can’t wait to help her cut loose.
For Derek, falling in love was a beautiful accident waiting to happen. And it might be exactly what Talia needs - if she’s willing to let go of the past and embrace every surprise Derek has to offer.
This third installment of the Sugar Lake series was a good addition. Talia and Derek's story was a bit different than other teacher/student stories in that Derek was not her student so it was not made into a cliche story line. The story line for the couple was different in that Derek was a care giver for a family member and that is relatable to many readers since his being a care giver is a major part of this book. I felt that both characters were well written in that Talia is rather an introvert and does not step outside of her comfort zone but she does come out more and Derek is more outgoing especially since he is an exotic dancer as well as a bar tender as a means to make money to fulfill his life dreams and goals. I continue to enjoy that in all of Ms. Foster's books, family plays a large roll and has a large importance for its characters. The plot moved along rather quickly and their relationship had an insta-love type feel in that their story moved quickly but it worked for the pair. The narration performed by Mr. Lane was was done well making the story enjoyable to listen to. I would recommend this book to others and I look forward to seeing where this series goes next.
I was given an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have always been a big fan of Melissa Foster’s books and this new book in the Sugar Lake series did not disappoint!!! I had read the first book in the series and I own but haven’t read the second book. I did not have any problem reading them out of order.
Talia is such a lucky woman! Derek is like a diamond in the rough. Guys who are that caring and charismatic are few and far between. I’m glad that he finally realized how his choice of job effects those that live him. I’m eager to read more about them and I hope that they get their own spin-off series that tells all about their adult daycare adventures!
I can’t wait to see the artwork in the companion booklet Loving Talia.