For too long Tessa has seen herself as plain and dowdy, just an ordinary suburban housewife. With her confidence eroded after being married to a bully who humiliated her at every opportunity, why wouldn’t she presume she was unattractive, and someone no man would find the least bit worth bothering with?
But now Tessa is a widow, and relishing her new state of independence. Her world is turned upside down by Jack Delaney, a man she spent hours fantasizing over when he worked for her husband. A man who gave her a deliciously secret outlet from her miserable marriage. When Jack enters her life again, professing he finds her attractive, why would she believe him? Especially as he is now wealthy, successful, still extremely handsome, and to add to that, years younger than her.
“Tricia McGill weaves a story of emotions, of facing your fears and stepping out. Of not being afraid to love, and acceptance of who you are. This book is very thought-provoking, but most especially, it highlights the importance of knowing that we are all worthy of love – and love can beat all odds. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it. It’s truly a keeper for the library.” Angela Verdenius
“More mature characters and a second chance at love are the themes of this book. The age difference isn’t the only obstacle Tessa and Jack will face: Tessa–who has only been widowed for four months–has two grown children. Not only will Tessa have to overcome her belief that no man could want her, she’ll also have to deal with her son’s disapproval. Despite the issues they’ll have to deal with, the chemistry between them heats up the pages, making this a sensual yet sweet story.” Jennifer Bishop Romance Reviews Today
“This is an unforgettable love story that I didn’t want to end and when it did, I wanted to start reading it again. Tessa is a wonderful heroine who has to regain her self-esteem and learn to love again. Jack is a man sure of what he wants and doesn’t mind using everything in his power to get it.” Reviewer: Hattie Boyd Word Museum
“Tessa was just beginning to realize the freedom she’d inherited upon her husband’s death. No more bullying. No more being a possession. Then Jack, 15 years younger than the 45-year-old Tessa, knocked on her door. He came talking business but having loved Tessa for 10 years. This is a fast-paced story of slow decisions after instant attraction. Many women dream of a man like Jack but never meet one, much less get to love and be loved by him.” Chas Ridley The Romance Studio