Two Against The Odds (Summerside Stories #3)
That's hardly his most winning opening line, but Rafe Ellersley isn't here to make friends. He'd promised himself - and his boss - that this audit would be different. This time, he would be the consummate Australian Tax Office investigator. Cool, detached, professional. He'd bring Lexie Thatcher, tax-dodging artisan, to justice with ruthless efficien...more
38 yo artist Lexxie is a free spirit who hasn't paid taxed in years.
26 yo tax auditor Rafe lobs on her doorstep to audit her.
Their affair is spontaneous and sizzling.
Let's just say I don't cry with many books but there's one scene in this book that made me bawl.
Poignant, evocative and packed with real characters without trite endings, this book is a great read.
Lexie is 38 years old and an artist. She has a tendency to tune the world out when working and be absent-minded. Rafe is a 26 year old accountant with the tax department who is sent to audit Lexie who has not filed taxes in four years. Rafe needs the job, he wants to run a boat but needs money he makes in this job. After his last job he has been told to follow rules. Lexie is unlike anybody Rafe has ev...more
Which brings me to the story of Lexie Thatcher and Rafe Ellersley in Joan Kilby���s ���Two Again...more
I wanted to like this book. There are too few older heroines in romance, and this book deals not only with a twelve-year gap between the heroine and the hero, but it tackles issues not normally found in the genre—abortion, miscarriage and tax evasion.
This is a book that doesn’t follow ye olde romance conventions. The plot points aren’t predictable and neither is the structure of the story. The ending, though happy enough, is as close to being real...more
Neither character is particularly lovable, and yet they are so HUMAN and realistic that you are drawn to them. Even when they do something horrible, you care about them to see where it goes and how they redeem themselves.
This is not a romance for the faint of heart, but it is realistic and honest and emoti...more