Zach can’t believe it when he finds Adele Harris standing on his porch to collect her niece. She still possesses the most beautiful, big blue eyes, the same tumbling riot of blond curls, and the sensuous curves that she had as a young woman in college. Adele is also the same smart woman with a sassy mouth that she was before, but she is very wary and hesitant about getting involved with him. Content to coach high school football and raise his daughter alone, Zach has no interest in a long-term relationship or another loveless marriage, but he can’t help the near-desperation he feels for another chance with Adele.
Rachel Gibson has done a brilliant job of writing Adele and Zach. Their every emotion - pain, joy, and passion seem to be written from the heart, and Ms. Gibson’s wonderful sense of humor is evident in this book. I feel certain that any mother of a teen daughter will tell you that Adele’s niece and Zach’s daughter are written spot on. Adele and Zach are both strong, intelligent characters, but they’re not written to be so perfect that their vulnerabilities aren’t evident, which is very refreshing. I can confidently recommend this book to all readers who love well-written contemporary romance. I honestly don’t think that Rachel Gibson could write a bad book if she tried.