Four years ago, Mitch Lawson moved across the breezeway from Mara Hanover and she fell in love with the tall, good-looking police detective who had an uncanny ability to dress well even though he’s single. It was not a stalker kind of love; she knows she has no hope since Mitch is way out of her league. That doesn’t change the fact that he’s her dream man.
Then one day Mara’s faucet won’t turn off and she knows nothing about plumbing. Being a good guy, Mitch offers to help then he invites himself over for pizza. Mara gives it a go but finds herself running away from him (literally) on their first date, standing him up their second and then she runs into him (again literally) on her way to save her ne’er do well, criminal cousin’s kids who’d just run away from their ne’er do well, criminal Dad.
Suddenly, Mara finds she has on her hands the guardianship of two kids and a gorgeous police detective who’s willing to do anything to help out… including giving fabulous foot rubs.
But Mara knows who she is and where she came from and she knows Detective Mitch Lawson is better than her. Hot law man Mitch disagrees and his challenge is to convince Mara to let go of her past and he sets about building a family at the same time he finds he also needs to protect them all against known and unknown adversaries that would tear them apart.
He's A Cop, She's A Survivor...
Mara drives me crazy through about half of the book, but then she “gets her head out of her ass” and becomes an awesome character! She and Mitch are wonderful people taking on two kids like they did, and coming out of it together as a team. Along the way Mitch helps Mara realize what kind of person she is and that she’s not like her horrible mother. And Mara makes it worth it by giving him her and a beautiful family. The epilogue is awesome and in Mitch’s point of view I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see how Bud and Billie turned out and the two other additions to the family. This is not my favorite of this series but it is still really good. The only be thing to me is how Mara acts through the first have of the book, she drives me to drink lol. But I love Mitch and Billy and Billie throughout the whole story.