Colton Palmer’s world has just imploded. In addition to sorting through his grief in the wake of unexpected betrayal, he also has to face the fact that his life as a stay-at-home dad is no longer a reality. Hiring someone to take care of his 3-year-old son is the last thing Colton wants…but he’s out of options.
Emily Burns is desperate to find a nannying job that allows her to stay in Sandalwood, even one working for the pompous jackass she exchanged verbal blows with at the bar. The guy might be an angry you-know-what, but he’s been through a lot and she decides to cut him some slack. Besides, beggars can’t be choosers, after all.
When lines are crossed and their relationship becomes physical, Colton and Emily are faced with the difficult task of deciding whether this thing between them is just a little fun, or a possible forever. But when it comes to matters of the heart, how can anyone ever be sure?
All the emotion!!
This book gave me exactly what I love about Jillian Liota's romances. There is always at least one moment where one character educates the other on a very real situation that they have no idea about. In this case, Emily explains to Colton the danger of turning down a man's advances in certain situations. I absolutely adored this moment. This story was definitely more of a slow burn, and Colton has a lot he needs to work out. The characters are messy and real. The emotions were all over the place. If you want to feel while you're reading, Liota's books will always pull the emotions right out of you! I'm excited to see what Sandalwood will be us next.
This book is so amazing and wonderful..this is my new favorite Jillian book! This is a beautiful story of moving on, trust, forgiveness and love.
Colton is devastated after a life changing event. He is a single dad who is just trying to move on, be a good dad and survive his new life.
Emily is a tough, determined young woman who is trying to get ahead in life. She had big dreams and is determined to get there but she just needs a break.
These two characters need one another more than they know. Colton is angry and his emotions are clear when he’s dealing with Emily. She is a saint and is very patient with a Colton…trying to be there for him but not be overbearing.
Jillian does a phenomenal job writing these characters and their emotions. Her writing has you feeling the pain, anguish, passion, happiness and hope of the characters.
Congratulations Jillian on an amazing book!