Publication Date: January 1, 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Series: Book 1 of Enemy Club
Book Blurb: Single mom Lizzie Bea Carpenter learned long ago that no white knight was coming to save her. A hardworking waitress at the local diner, she's raising her daughter to be like the independent women in her "Enemy Club"—high school rivals turned best friends, promising to always tell each other the whole truth and nothing but!
Yet part of Lizzie wishes she did have a man's help, just for small stuff, like fixing up the house. Her fairy godmother must have been listening, because Dante "Tay" Giovanni soon appears. He's sexy, kind, and offering assistance—no strings attached.
Slowly, steadily, Lizzie's heart opens. But the grip of the past is fierce, and nothing in life is ever really free. Tay has his own tragedies to overcome, but if he can, he'll fix more than Lizzie's home. He'll show her just how sweet it is to be loved by him.
My Thoughts: What woman wouldn't want her wish to come true? Apparently Lizzie, who says out loud that she wants a man who will fix up her house and leave her alone. That would be the perfect man for her. Her wish is granted and she isn't happy about it. In fact, she just wants him to go away. Tay however just wants something to do to keep his mind away from his thoughts and he wants to help people. Fixing up Lizzie's house is perfect for him.
This is an adorable story yet there is a lot going on. Tay is a troubled man. A year ago he caused an accidant and killed the driver leaving a daughter orphaned. He wants to be forgiven. He thinks doing things to help other people are just what he has to do since the daughter to the woman he killed wants nothing to do with him. He also just can't forgive himself.
Lizzie also has a lot more going on in her life then just wanting to chase away the man who wants to repair her home. She also has a teenage daughter who is getting ready to meet her father for the first time and the daughter is convinced she will be swept away to Europe to live her this great father. Lizzie's sister is having post partun depression and is jealous that her husband is always at Lizzie's beckoning call.
This book is packed full of plot that there doesn't ever seem to be a moment where nothing is going on, which will leave you feeling satisfied.
**This book was provided to me by the publishers in return for my honest review.**