Author: Tracey Alvarez
Rating: 5 stars
Tracey Alvarez has become one of my favorite authors. This is the third book by her that I've read and every single one of them has been stellar.The romances are believable as are the conflicts and the writing are top notch, too. Seriously, what is there not to love?
In this story we get to meet Nate and Lauren. They both come from very different backgrounds but each has what the other needs...someone to love...someone to trust.
Nate is pretty lovable. He's great with Lauren's son, Drew. There's this one scene where Nate is making 'monkey-roni' for Drew in her kitchen that is just adorable. He was exactly the right amount of tough and tender.
Lauren's character took a little longer to unravel. She's very secretive at first, but we don't find out all the details until about halfway through the book.
I enjoyed the pacing of this story. The author didn't rush the romance and it was easy and natural to watch these two fall in love.
I would recommend this book (and any of Tracey Alvarez's books) to anyone who is looking for a realistic contemporary romance with a lot of heart.