Matt Foster has never met a woman he couldn't seduce into his bed. But when he meets Natasha Kingsley, there's just one little problem—she's not alone. Her three-year-old daughter wants a pony ride, an ice cream cone, and help to reach the highest rungs of the climbers at the park. Before he knows it, he's spent all day with the Kingsley girls. and for the first time in forever, finds himself wanting more.
Natasha doesn't realize who Matt is related to until he gives her his number at the end of a perfect day. Turning down his request for a second date—with both her and her daughter—is the hardest thing she's ever done. But her history with his brother, and her firm commitment to living a drama-free life for her daughter, means she can't flirt with, sleep with, or dream about Jake Foster's younger brother.
Not even if he makes her daughter laugh.
Not even if he seeks her out again, and shows her just how interested he is in every part of her life—because there's no such thing as a truly secret affair.
Zoe York is a great story teller. Love all her books.
I am in LOVE with Pine Harbour!! I was swept and takin' away into a profoundly moving romance that was sweet, sexy and touched my heart. Matt is a paramedic dealing with some issues left over from his past and Natasha is a single Mom trying to do the best for her daughter while also trying to follow her dream of opening a modern day Inn. I fell in love with Matt, Natasha and Emily, who is sooo adorable!
While Love on the Outskirts of Town is number 7 of the incredible Pine Harbour series, it can be read as a standalone in my opinion. There are few moments that might make a few readers have some questions, but I felt it was fleshed out in the story well enough for new readers to catch on quickly and not be confused.
I absolutely love how Zoe York can take a character we've met before, not in the best of ways, and make me fall.in.love. We met Natasha in book 2, Love in a Snow Storm, and she was somewhere between a minor and major character. She caused some waves, and we find out in this installment of the series that she has been quite busy in the years since being a single mom and raising her daughter. A chance meeting brings her to Matt.
Tasha and Matt had a great story. I loved the realistic nature of the coparenting relationship between Tasha and her ex. I loved the desire and determination that Tasha put into everything she did. This book hit me in the feels a few times, and made me giggle during others. It's very well rounded. Love on the Outskirts of Town is a longer book, its involved and detailed. But there isn't any extras, or anything unnecessary in the story.
*4.5 Star Review*