Em Davidson is a curvy, never-married, 43-year-old Internet security analyst who has been working at the wrong job, living in the wrong house, and involved with the wrong man for about 10 years too long. All she wants is a challenging career, her very own home, and an age-appropriate Mister Ideal who will make her toes curl when he kisses her.
Mick Brennan is a bearded, tattooed widower of 20-plus years who thinks, maybe, just maybe, he might be ready to dip his foot back in the dating pool. He might not know exactly what he’s looking for in a relationship, but he knows he doesn’t want a girl half his age.
When Em moves into her dream home, she had no idea that her downstairs neighbor could be her Mister Ideal. When Mick meets his talkative upstairs neighbor, he’s more intrigued by her than he has been in any other woman in two decades.
Can these two lonely people overcome the wounds of their pasts to discover love again?
I purchased this book.
I saw this cover and was like “HEEEY now” and then read the blurb…don’t judge me!! Have you seen the cover…YUMMMY!!! But what stuck out right away for me was the love over 40 and 2nd chance. I am a total sucker for 2nd chance romances. I mean doesn’t everyone deserve a 2nd chance in their life????
I enjoyed the story and felt like Em and Mick were really the match the other person. They complimented the other well and helped them overcome a lot. Granted, I think Mick sinking into himself after his trauma in his 20’s was way more difficult for him to overcome but Em’s sass and fire was what he needed. I loved her giving him a kick in the pants which is finally what made him open his heart to what he could have again if he didn’t screw it up. Mick was the perfect aggressive Alpha that Em needed in her life. After having a loser for the past 10 years, she needed someone who would fight for her and not fight against her annnd Mick is a fighter!!!
The side plots revolving around Rory and Audrey were hilarious!! Those two are going to be a fun read that’s for sure. They won’t admit anything, but both want everything the other has to offer.
My old issue with the book was there were times I felt like I was being “Told” the story vs being “shown” the story. AS the book got deeper into the story, I found it was better and less telling. Another issue I had were sometimes the book in the beginning felt a bit choppy. But again, once the book got going it seemed to flow better.
Josie Kerr is a transplanted West Texan living on the edge of semi-profoundly rural Georgia, a.k.a. the southernmost edge of the northernmost county in Metro Atlanta.
She has an M.Ed. in Secondary English Education, but discovered that she hated high school more the second time than she did the first, so she decided to meld her love of technology with her education background and became an Instructional Designer. When not writing articles about how to fire someone without getting sued or why you should really not apply for jobs using your SexxyStud99@aol.com email address, she writes steamy romance novels that feature grown-up Heroes and Heroines.