New Concepts Publishing
Rating: 5 Cups
Beth Nash-Swenson, a widow, has a house addition that she refuses to pay for. In an attempt to socialize her, her friends get her to go out. By chance she ends up meeting a guy who she finds herself being attracted to, then finds out that he is the owner of the company she refuses to pay. She gets him to take a look, but getting her addition finished might get her more than just another useable bathroom.
Jack O’Brien, an owner of a construction company, has worked hard to get where he is. The offer of looking at the addition and fixing it himself seems to be his chance to get a few other things besides the payment from Beth; like home cooked meals, playmates for his daughter, and getting into her bed. He might end up getting a lot more though, possibly something he never thought of having for himself.
Jack was burned in his previous marriage, so he thinks all women have ulterior motives and are only good for the occasional screw. Beth was devastated by her husband’s death and will not let him go. Jack agreeing to fix the addition to her house seems to be a win-win for both of them. Events lead him to ask her for help for something unusual, which has her proposing a surprising deal of her own.
This story was one of the best I have read in a while; there is just something about Jack and Beth’s story that grabbed at me. They seem to be opposites, but the way Ms. Ferruci portrays them makes them a couple that totally work. The story had a lot of depth to it, you felt for the characters along with the things they did. I loved this story, would recommend it, and I plan on reading it again.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More