Charlotte McKendrick is your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. She has three beautiful children, a loving family, special friends, and the most wonderful, adoring husband. Her life is a dream.
Er . . . let’s try this again.
Charlotte McKendrick is not your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. Yes, she’s got three beautiful children, a loving family (all of them lingerers—you’ll see), and her friends are special, all right! As far as her wonderful, adoring husband, what a joke! That bastard abandoned her and the kids six months ago.
Now, she will do anything she can to survive and provide for her children. Even if it means signing on the dotted line . . .
Mitch Colton is the CEO of Colton Technologies. Most of his year is spent traveling around the world, bringing companies the latest innovations in automobile technology. He doesn’t have time for a traditional relationship and the BS that comes with it. He doesn’t do the “marriage” thing, the “kid” thing, and he certainly doesn’t do the “falling in love” thing. All that said, he still wants someone to come home to. Someone who will offer everything he wants, and nothing he doesn’t. He realizes loyalty paired with these kinds of demands won’t come cheap. No problem. What he doesn’t realize is that once Charlotte McKendrick signs that dotted line, he’ll be paying with a lot more than money.
“If your face looked any more perplexed, you’d turn into a shar-pei.”
“I’m pretty much a bullshit – free zone. I don’t take it, I don’t give it, and quite frankly I want nothing to do with it. If I smell bullshit – I call it and leave the room.”
“You know that feeling you get when you meet someone you know will become a lifelong friend? Yeah – that’s the feeling I just got.”
I am new to Jacquelyn Ayres and I could kick myself for being so slow to arrive at the party. I absolutely love her writing style. It is as if my friends and I are talking over a glass of wine and recounting events. It is relaxed, wickedly funny, observant, casual, and oh so steamy. I resented any intrusion while I was reading. After fussing at me several times in attempts to get my attention, I actually huffed at my sweet little husband, and told him to “go away, just go away!” It wasn’t a predictable story, and I loved all the twists and turns and odd little characters, as life really is full of twists and turns and odd little characters. I immersed and indulged myself with this book and it was one of the most enjoyable days I can remember for months on end. It was actually just the right length but I do wish it went on a bit longer as I was enjoying the story so much. Do yourselves a favor and pick up a copy, you can thank me later.
I am a domestic engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young, impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine), and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work this magic from the beautiful state of New Hampshire.
Before becoming a domestic goddess (not really), I spent over a decade in the medical field, where I wore more hats than the Queen.
I have loved the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn’t reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures.
Finding myself again through my writing in The Lost & Found Series, The One, and The GEG Series has been nothing short of a dream come true. Also, it makes people feel better when I laugh randomly or talk to myself, knowing it’s my characters and not “the voices” . . . that would be creepy.