Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Second Time’s The Charm-Tara Taylor Quinn

Second Time’s The Charm

Tara Taylor Quinn

Harlequin SuperRomance, Aug 6 2013, $5.75

ISBN: 9780373718719

Nine months pregnant child life specialist Lillie Henderson knows her unborn Braydon Thomas suffers from a congenital heart defect that means he will most likely be dead at birth and if he survives that his life span is expected to be no more than a year. Her husband Kirk informs her that his mistress Leah is three months pregnant carrying his healthy baby, but that he will remain married to Lillie so his insurance pays the exorbitant medical bills though he confesses he loves the other woman. Two months later Braydon died and Lillie filed for divorce. Kirk’s irate dad Jerry sided with Lillie and made sure she was financially taken care of.

Five years later at the Little Spirits Day Care in Shelter Valley, Arizona, single dad Jon Swartz’s two year old son Abraham has a temper tantrum. While Jon takes a butt (and groin) kicking from his toddler, Lillie intercedes singing a song like a loony, but father and son are hooked. An unconventional older Montfort University scholarship student Jon and the freelancing child life specialist Lillie are attracted to each other. However, his secret gives him no hope to believe in love while she has doubts since Kirk betrayed her.

This is an engaging second chance romance starring two emotionally wounded individuals who no longer believe in love. Character-driven by the lead couple and anxious Abe and containing a fabulous twisting crime subplot with a unique alibi, readers will believe this is a charmer.

Harriet Klausner

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