Charismatic caterer Raina Martin knows a lot of things: how to whip up a soufflé, how to throw a party, and how to be independent. One thing she doesn’t know is how to be a mother. So when a cruel twist of fate claims her sister’s life and leaves Raina with custody of her six-year-old niece, Zoe, Raina can think of only one place to turn. Zoe’s father has to be out there somewhere, and she intends to find him. When sexy sports agent Spencer Davis is confronted by the feisty beauty, he is torn. He does not believe he is the father of Raina’s niece. Yet he is reluctant to let the beguiling chef slip away. Soon he and Raina are engaged in a passionate liaison that is both unwise and inevitable. With Zoe’s parentage still in question, Spencer knows their relationship may be short-lived. But his longing for Raina is quickly outweighing his judgment, and he is willing to risk everything on the chance that they might be meant for each other …
I don’t remember the last time I read a book in two days, that’s how good it was.
I had expected Raina to be a complete and utter failure as a mother to her sister’s child. This wasn’t the case. Because she was such a good one she sought the father of her niece to help her raise Zoe. Dealing with her sister’s death lent a depth of emotion to the story.
Spencer had no idea what was heading his direction, but I have to say that he took it well and stepped up to the plate (or should I say foul line because he played basketball). This made him even sexier.
The romance between Raina and Spencer sizzled from the moment they saw each and things got hotter as they got better acquainted.
Add a precocious six year old into the mix contributing some giggles and the story was perfect.
This is my first romance from Ms. St. John, but it won’t be my last.
I give this story five spoon shaped chocolate bars.
I purchased this book from Amazon.