Her Mr. Right views her as Ms. Wrong, but he won’t be able to resist her for long… Don’t miss this fan-favorite tale from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.
Paramedic Zack Grange needs a wife, but not just any wife. He needs the perfect role model for his little girl. When Wynn Lane moves in next door, she embodies everything that he considers too much. Too brash, too unconventional, too… sexy. But it’s getting harder and harder for him to stick to a staid checklist when the vibrant Wynn is ready to throw his ordered life into chaos.
Wynn believes strongly in staying true to herself—she’s not changing for any man, no matter how attractive she finds him. Not that Zack will even give her a chance to begin with. But as her bond with his adorable daughter grows, maybe the stubborn man will realize that sometimes the unexpected things in life can bring the sweetest rewards…
Originally published in 2001
If the word “big” was used one more time...
Zach is a widower who lives alone with his daughter Dani, an adorable tomboy. He has started thinking about dating again, or what he calls “bride hunting” for a suitable mother for Dani. He is looking for a feminine, delicate, soft spoken homemaker to teach Dani about the art of being a woman since she has many male role models, but no woman in her life. However, this plan is foiled when Wynn moves in next door. Wynn is tall, fit, and sees herself as one of the guys. She is forward, outspoken, and a little outrageous, all things that grate on Zach, even more since he is highly attracted to her. And he really doesn’t want to be.
This is one of my least favorite plot devices used in romance novels. Zach wants Wynn, so he treats her horribly and while she doesn’t exactly lie back and take it, she falls in love with him anyway. He constantly describe her as big and large. Everyone else describes her as beautiful, so she sounds like your average model, tall and thin, but to Zach she is big, has large wrists, a big butt, manly, etc. It’s so distracting. Even when he admits he is in love with her, he tells her they are going to need a bigger bed after he looks down and the long woman under him.
I liked Wynn. Although she gave Zach way too much leeway, she is confident and not afraid to go after what she wants, and pretty brazenly. I really enjoyed Josh. He is described as a ladies man, however, he is the one who treats Wynn like a desirable woman that is good for Dani and Zach.
Overall, this book is alright. It was readable and I didn’t struggle through it, but I will never read it again.