Corporate Raider, Ruthless, Devil in a Three-Piece Suit. As CFO of Steele Conglomerate, I’m all this and worse. My only salvation is a nightly confessional at the altar of Lisa Liu’s bar. So when some d-bag leaves her high and dry, facing single motherhood – I step in—find my absolution.
But Lisa doesn’t need rescuing and doesn’t want a Knight in Shining Armor. She wants all the things I can never give her - commitment, marriage, a family. But the more time I spend with Lisa and her daughter Polly, the more I want a shot at heaven.
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that road runs right through Owen Donahue – my biggest mistake I’ll never regret. He wasn't supposed to be anything more than my favorite regular. But now that he’s pursuing me with the same relentless determination he reserves for corporate takeovers and offering me the moon, I keep saying yes when I should be saying no.
I can never tell Owen what happened the night our drinking game went too far – because the best thing that ever happened to me is the one thing that will make him walk away.
He didn’t see that coming
Lisa is one of those characters you wish you could befriend. Her strength and determination to be able to live her life as she sees fit is admirable. She doesn't hold back when it comes to her daughter, Polly. She's fierce, loving and completely devoted. Lisa also knows what she wants and what she deserves and if Owen can't figure his life out, Lisa can't do it for him as much as she would love to have him in her and Polly's lives.
This is a very emotional story that touches a nerve. Single motherhood is challenging but, not impossible. Lisa figures it out. She has help from her wealthy friends but, it is all her being a good mom to Polly.
Owen is a tough character to like at times. Sure, he's been handling his personal life as best he can but, he has difficulty seeing the everyday details because he's focused on the big picture. And, any man who continually admits he doesn't want a relationship, kids and happily ever after is going to go down hard and kick himself in the process. I recommend this book.
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