James Kavanagh is rich and sexy as sin, but his workaholic neighbor Lila Baxter has been there, done that—and has the heartbreak to prove it. They’ve avoided each other since their affair ended, but now she’s brought home a baby.
He’s clearly the last man Lila wants to ask for help. But she knows nothing about babies, and James is a born family man. When one offer of help leads to another, they’re soon under the same roof. Almost like a real family. Suddenly the heat they’ve ignored is ready to ignite!
Thoughts: Janice Maynard is one of my absolute favorite HQN authors and try and read all of her books, so when I saw she had a new HQN I knew I was going to read it.
One of the things I love about Maynard is how real her characters are. James and Lila have a complicated relationship. So when Lila shows up with a baby James sees it as a chance to get Lila back, as he’s missed her. More than he thought until she’s back under his roof.
Lila is at a crossroads in her life. Emotions make no sense to her, so when she inherits her niece and has to move in with James for a couple of weeks while he remodels her house she’s inundated with emotions she has no clue how to deal with.
What I loved about this book was the focus on the family. Everything that influenced them both in regards to each other and the baby had to do with family, the ones they were raised in and the one they wanted in the future. Their journey to HEA wasn’t easy and there were a lot of tears (mine included) but in the end I couldn’t have imagined a better ending for these two and the Kavanagh family.