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by Jaci Burton
Released: November 6, 2012
Published by Penguin Group
I love stories about second chance at love. This was a different take on it. I didn’t read this as part of the original anthology, although I had that on my TBR for a while.
This story was different because Lisa and Rick were high school sweethearts and then Rick got Lisa pregnant when she was 16 and things changed. They got married but quickly things didn’t work out so they got divorced. However, they raised their daughter together and were always in each others lives. Now their daughter is 18 and going to college. And she’s making her mom, Lisa, kick start her new life with going away on a tropical vacation. Except that was all a setup so Rick and Lisa can get back together.
The premise is really sweet and just makes you happy that their love was able to persevere. I also thought the whole coming together idea was great, compliments to the daughter. The only thing I didn’t like or understand was how much she fought them getting back together. I just didn’t get the why, I thought that was unnecessary conflict when there could’ve been something else.
I really did enjoy the story though and I think the author did an amazing job at conveying these characters back story and feelings in such a short time. And oh… did I mention it was frecking hot?!?!
I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.