Dr. Ian Briggs is a single dad living in California with his young son Oliver, both still revealing from the death of his wife. Ian has causal hook-ups and meetings with woman so to not complicate things; he also wants to protect his son. Ian is offered a job in Texas and decides to relocate hoping the move will be a fresh start for both himself and his son. While viewing houses, Ian sees the most beautiful women he has ever seen and oh, her laugh along does things to him. He decides that this is the right neighborhood for him. Chelsie Peterson is also a single parent. She divorced her cheating husband but not before he brow-beat her about her sexual skills. She also has a son. Ian begs his new friend and neighbor to set him up with Chelsie but he refuses as the last time him and his wife, also Chelsie’s best-friend, set her up, it was a disaster. Chelsie and Ian finally get together. There is some confusion after they slept together for the first time and eventually gets ironed out but Chelsie thinks that they should just be friends. This goes on for a while but Ian and Chelsie can’t deny their chemistry. Chelsie is in an accident that leads up to some serious health problems. Ian supports her but not before being side-tracked by some potential news that Chelsie was keeping from him. When the finally wades through all these obstacles, will there still be a relationship to salvage?
I absolutely loved this book! Abbie St. Claire’s writing is engaging and realistic. Her characters were easy to relate to and realistic. I couldn’t put this book down! I read it over an evening and was left wanting more. This book does end in a cliffhanger…I wasn’t aware of this; I might have let some expletives go because it had a heck of an ending. I can’t wait to see if Chelsie and Ian can make the relationship work while meshing their lives together.