Jackie Delgado didn’t want a new man in her life until a dreaded blind date turns out to be more exciting than she’d ever imagined. When her youngest son leaves for college, Jackie is hit hard by empty nest syndrome and pours herself into her work as a teacher. Bowing to pressure from friends, Jackie agrees to a blind date. But when Mark Brennan calls, she realizes the date won’t be “blind.” He’s the father of one of her students. Widower Mark Brennan isn’t looking for love. After only a few dates with Jackie, he realizes he’s quickly forming deep feelings for her. Wracked with guilt that he’s “abandoning” his late wife, Mark resists the pull toward dynamic Jackie. When Mark’s daughter begins to date Jackie’s son, things become more complicated. Can Jackie and Mark find the courage to leave the past behind and embrace a new love? And how will a surprise pregnancy affect all their lives?
LASR Best Book of 2010
2010 Write Touch Readers Choice Award Winner
2009 Aspen Gold Readers Choice Winner
2009 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Finalist
2010 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit - Best First Book
2010 Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Finalist
Romantic Times ~ 4 stars! Snappy dialogue, plot twists and endearing characters enhance this wonderful story of middle-aged angst. There are laugh-out-loud moments and tearful ones too...
Long and Short Reviews ~ Best Book! ~ This book grabbed a hold of my heart and did not let go until the very last page.
Happily Ever After Reviews ~ 5 Cups ~ Recommended Read! ~ This is a fun, witty, charming love story...
Coffee Time Romance ~ 5 Cups ~ This story is full of the emotions, courage, insecurity and humor of a real woman.
Night Owl Romance ~ 5 Hearts ~ Reviewers Top Pick! ~ I found myself laughing out loud...
Two Lips Reviews ~ 5 Kisses ~ Sandy James does an amazing job of making me feel like I've known Jacqueline and Mark for years.
The Romance Studio ~ 4.5 Hearts ~ It's the type of book that stays with you even after the last page.
Red Roses Reviews ~ 4.5 Roses ~ This was a funny and very real story...