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Friends. Without benefits. They both agreed.
Until she stole his heart.
Tabitha Jones will find her kidnapped toddler…even if it means searching every daycare in Southern California. So when her hunky, wealthy neighbor, Johnny Brubaker, offers a deal, Tabitha sees it as an ideal way to expand her search. In exchange for working his food truck, Johnny agrees to pose as Tabitha’s husband. It’s the perfect relationship…until Johnny realizes posing as a family man isn’t enough anymore.
When it was announced that Harlequin was discontinuing the Superromance line, I was bereft, to say the least. I’ve been reading that line for over 2 decades. Plus, the authors that I have found to read and continue to read. I knew where some of the authors were going in terms of the other lines that Harlequin has but I was a little concerned about Ms. Quinn’s placement in the Harlequin universe. Well, I can wonder no more. But I’ll be honest, I don’t read this line. And I say that I’m a Harlequin reader. Psst…It’s just one of those lines that I never got into. Don’t judge.
Well, Ms. Quinn has outdone herself with this one. I literally read this one in one sitting and I NEVER do that. This story is engrossing from the start. I felt the anguish from Tabitha and the helplessness that Johnny felt trying to help her. We jump right in from the first page and the pacing never slows up. But I did have one tiny problem with the book. I know and I’m sorry. But I didn’t feel like Tabitha and Johnny talked to each other enough. Sure they danced around their attraction to each other and I really liked that. Johnny’s reasons for NOT wanting a sexual relationship with her made complete sense and trust me, Tabitha’s was a doozy. When she finally decided enough was enough, I cheered. Someone had to take the bull by the horns and I was excited that it was Tabitha. And yes, the door is partially open in Special Edition so don’t be surprised.
The suspense element was great. Not too heavy but relevant to the kidnapping. I loved how Ms. Quinn involved the daycare owners. I wasn’t too sure about them but…you just need to read it. I know that earlier I said that I didn’t feel like they talked enough, their character growth is fantastic. The word passion is used a lot by Johnny and I will NOT spoil it for you but when he finally decides what he wants, it’s priceless. The talks with his parents are well written and further is the decision. I felt like he had the most to grow in the book and in the end, he did. *swoon*
I know that its gonna take some getting used to reading this line but overall, Ms. Quinn has written a winner. And now, I can breathe a sigh of relief.
About the Author
The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.
Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.
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