In The Mood For Love
St. Martin's Paperbacks, Jul 1 2014, $7.99
In Sugar Creek, Vermont, residents establish a betting pool on when widowed single dad of two small children Sam McCloud will have a woman in his celibate life. In fact, if anyone wagered on the recent past they would have won because Sam and recent Los Angeles emigrant public relations expert Harper Day have enjoyed a fling that each insists is sexual only.
Seeking mental asylum after barely surviving the spa killing and to avoid the rage of her beloved deceased Andrew Wilson’s irate father, Harper fled Southern California relocating to the opposite side of the country. Suffering from PTSD, she likes and may even love Sam, but knows she is not mother material especially now though she needs a husband to remain in the States. Sam is attracted to the PR guru, but his kids come first.
The latest Cupcake Lovers Green Mountain State romance (see Fool for Love, The Trouble with Love and Anything but Love) is an appealing contemporary as the protagonists’ respective pasts preclude a long term relationship though love challenges their shared belief. Beth Ciotta provides her fans with an engaging maple sweet second chance at love.