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Single mom Vanessa Holt has a daughter she loves, a supportive family, and her art. Having given up on finding true love—if that even exists, which she doubts—she’s content to put romance on the back burner. But not everyone agrees. Those nearest and dearest are ready to see Vanessa let down her long blonde hair and have some fun.
To put their grumbling to rest, Vanessa agrees to date the first man who asks. Luckily for her, that man is Cameron Thomas, her daughter’s extremely handsome science teacher. She’d felt a spark of chemistry the first time she’d laid eyes on him. Now she’s ready to lay a whole lot more on the sexy bachelor.
But just as things get hot, they also get heavy. When the man who broke Vanessa’s heart reappears, her old doubts and fears about love rush to the surface. Will her fresh start with Cameron be over before it’s barely begun?
We met Vanessa Holt and her spunky daughter Josie in Playing it Safe. And I absolutely loved these girls and am so happy to get their story. Plus we get to see more of Vanessa’s sexy brother Alex!
From the beginning, its always been just Josie and Vanessa. Vanessa has always shied away from relationships, not wanting to bring guys in and out of Josie’s life. Besides she has her Uncle Alex as a father figure, she doesn’t need anyone else.
But when Vanessa goes to a parent night at the school, sparks fly when she locks eyes with Mr. Thomas, Josie’s new science teacher. Although she would love to get to know Mr. Thomas, Vanessa sticks to her no dating rule and tries to focus on Josie. The only thing is that Josie is no longer her little baby. She has friends and a social life and will so be leaving Vanessa in the dust. Plus Josie sees what’s really happening here…Her mom is using her as an excuse not to date and Josie is calling her on it.
But just as Vanessa decides maybe it’s time to get back on the saddle, Josie’s dad all of a sudden wants into her life – after being gone for almost 13 years. Vanessa fears take a front row and she just doesn’t know if she can put herself through heartbreak once again and drag Josie along for the ride.
I love Barbie’s writing. Its fresh and real. This book is a standalone but is interconnected with her other books Promise Me and Playing It Safe.
True love’s kiss . . . It sounds so innocent and hopeful, and taken at face value it’s a chaste promise of romance and never ending, undying love brought on by a simple kiss between two people.
However, when you think about, at least as much as I have, when exactly would you know with all the certainty in your heart that a kiss is the true love’s kiss?
Does it exist merely in fairy tales? Or, if the right man comes along, does his love for you and all the passion in his heart somehow flow through that barely there brush of lips against yours, until your own heart is overflowing with an emotion that you’ve never felt before? And as a result of this one little kiss, will you fall head over heels and madly in love with this person, forsaking all others for the rest of your life and vice versa?
The dreamer in me loves the allure of the fantasy. However, the realist in me has a hard time wrapping my head around the whole idea because, really? One kiss could have that much power? I highly doubt it.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Barbie Bohrman dreamed of becoming an author. Long after she had given up, a book club’s prologue contest enticed her to give it one more go. What emerged were the beginnings of her debut novel, Promise Me.
Now she’s living her dream and writing stories that entice readers to escape and break away from reality. When she’s not writing, you can find her trying to get through the books on her Kindle (more than a thousand at last count) or watching Lost or Seinfeld. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children.