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Single Man Meets Single Mom

(The Barrington Trilogy #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  40 reviews
From player to…daddy?

Hollywood agent Ian Schaffer could have his pick of gorgeous women. So he's totally thunderstruck by the intensity of his attraction to horse trainer Cassie Barrington. The single mom, with her luscious curves and unadorned beauty, is so much hotter than the bombshells he's used to. But it's her vulnerability and passion that the jaded player finds ut
Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Desire; Billionaires and Babies, #49, 192 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book that starts out with a sizzle and just keeps getting better. Ian has come to Stony Ridge Farms to check in on one of the actors he's the agent for, and to try to sign the actress s her who is his costar. He just happens to be in the right place to catch Cassie as she falls from a broken ladder. Both are hit with an instant attraction, but each has a different reaction to it. Ian is immediately interested in pursuing her, with the intention of indulging in a bit of a fling while he ...more
Melody Cox
***4.5 Stars***
This was a very good book and I've read it twice. In fact, I think it was the best of the series.
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All right, I finished Jules Bennett latest release Single Man Meets Single Mom. I think is my absolute favorite out of all the Jules Bennett books I have read. So, let me tell you why this book is fantastic:

You gotta love a man who knows what he wants, and Ian Schaffer is that guy. So, he has no problem pursuing Cassie Barrington after just meeting her. Plus there's that instant attraction. For example:
"You're attracted to me."
She couldn't deny the statement."That doesn
Lisa DeVore
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was granted the pleasure of an early read of "Single Man Meets Single Mom" and wasn't disappointed. I loved that the release is so close to "When Opposites Attract" (literally the sister book to this one). The characters of Tessa and Grant, and their story, were still fresh in my mind and carried over to this book about Tessa's sister, Cassie. Of course, they are both stand-alone stories, but it's all the sweeter when you've read them both. It's a younger/man older woman story coupled with a s ...more
Judy Flohr
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Single Man Meets Single mom by Jules Bennett is a wonderful story about love and second chances.

Cassie Barrington world revolved around her young daughter and training the next triple crown winner. After her husband up and left after the birth of their child, romance was the furthest thing from her mind. That is until she literally fell into the arms of Hollywood agent Ian Schaffer.

Ian Schaffer dealt with the glamour of movie stars on an every day basis. He comes to his clients set located in Vi
Wednesday Stanley
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by author Jules Bennett and I was really looking forward to reading this book. I mean who doesn't love a book where guy meets girl, guy likes girl, guy finds out girl has a kid. I sure do enjoy reading them. Their kinda my weakness even though it's my every day life. And their have been a lot of single parent books out and coming out soon.

This book grabbed my attention right away and had me laughing (in a good way of course). All of which are important to me when reading,
Cindy Hamilton
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Jules Bennett does it again! A winner in my book with Single Man Meets Single Mom. We met Cassie Barrington in Opposites Attract by Jules Bennett(another very good book). You don't have to necessarily need to read Opposites Attract to read this book but I encourage you to read Tessa and Grant's story from that book. Cassie is Tessa's sister and is a horse trainer. In Single Man Meets Single Mom, Cassie is a divorced woman who's husband did her wrong, a dedicated mom to a little girl, a woma ...more
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Single Man Meets Single Mom - hopefully you read When Opposites Attract with Tessa and Grant this one carries on with Tessa's sister Cassie.

Watch the sparks fly when Single Man Ian catches Single Mom Cassie in his arms! I think she rocked his world from the start,lord knows she is not ready to trust another man, no less a very handsome man from the Hollywood setting but Ian is hard to resist. With Jules, you know her books will have issues on relationships, things in their past to overcome. It i
Ipshita Ranjana
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Single Man meets Single Mom is a fabulous romance on the older woman younger man trope. The conflicts and emotions were well described and there was never a dull moment in the book. I loved how the characters meet in the most extraordinary way right from the first line of the story.
Ian Schaffer is a charming and sexy hero who has made his mark in Hollywood at quite a young age. He is commitment phobic and hides from everything that says”vulnerable” or “emotion”. His personality went deeper than
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Fantastic read a very enjoyable story i was engaged in this story from the very first page till the last page,{ A Book Not To Be Missed!] loved the chemistry between this couple,Hollywood agent Ian Schaffer who didn"t have a very good childhood growing up and he was not a man to have a longterm relationship only a short term fling!Except when he met horse trainer Cassie Barrington who was a single mum after a marraige break up,The attraction between this couple was instant and was a rule break ...more
Andrea M.
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Single Man Meets Single Mom by Jules Bennett is a fantabulous addition to the Billionaires and Babies Series. If you've read Bennett’s When Opposites Attract, you’ll be familiar with Cassie Barrington. She’s a single mother, horse trainer, and the sister of Tessa, a jockey. Now, she has a story of her own.

I absolutely loved the realistic characters and storyline presented. Cassie is a curvy real world heroine with real-lif
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book to read from Jules Bennett and needless to say, I am hooked!!!! I can not wait to read all the other books by Jules.
Single Man Meets Single Mom was such an easy flowing book to read. I loved getting totally lost in the Barrington family and with the single agent, Ian. Ian was such an easy guy to fall in love with because of the way that he treats Cassie and baby Emily. Ian was such a caring person from the start and the way he took care of the girls just makes your heart m
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When Cassie Barrington literally falls into the arms of agent Ian Schaffer, things change mighty quickly. Cassie's ex-husband walked away without a backwards glance after their baby is born. Leaving her with doubts and insecurities. But Ian sees nothing wrong with Cassie and a lot of things right with her. Things heat up and it's all good!
This story is such a great love story..I love how Ian can't help himself from being attracted to Cassie, and how Cassie lets herself go to be with him. The att
Crystal Holloway
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jules Bennett did it again, her consistently beautiful writing is so worth your time and money. In this book, a younger man steps up to the plate and falls in love with a ready made family. Blending into a family is never easy work, no matter what the situation, but with Ian's emotional baggage and Cassie's reluctance, you wonder if they will be able to make to their very own Happily Ever After. And the characters sizzle with chemistry! Not to be missed!
Nicole Smith
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: desire
This was older woman/younger man themed, but their age didn't matter because they had a connection right from the beginning. Ian is such great hero material how he interacts with Cassie's little girl is so sweet. Though he had his misconceptions of Cassie. Loved the attic scene, very sexy. When Cassie's ex re-enters the picture what does that mean for Cassie and Ian's future. I thought it ended perfectly with such a sweet romantic moment.
Linda Rimer-Como
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A delightful story from a remarkable author, Jules Bennett, who never disappoints. This story has horses, family, sexual chemistry, a nasty ex and a cute little girl. The storyline flows nicely and the characters are well detailed with great interactions. Cassie and Ian have an instant attraction, but both have past issues. Finding true love is never easy! Great book you don't want to miss out on!

Received copy for review.
Carol Stanley-Snow
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Five stars because it was exactly what i expected. A short romance read. Just what i needed.

Sometimes, this genre of books, hits the spot. Girl meets guy, guy hungers for girl, girl and guy really hit if off. They travel off into the sunset...ahhh.

Like i said, exactly the escape i needed.

Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great follow up story about the Barrington sisters. This is about Cassie who thought she married "the one" only to have him stomp all over her heart and self esteem. Enter Ian, who wants no part of marriage and let the fireworks begin. Sweet romance with a little bit of sexy thrown in.
Heather Mckenna
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great story. Loved reading about him falling in love with the family along with the girl.
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"This is a very enjoyable read with an alpha male, lots of chemistry between the leads and a blazin’ hot stuck-in-the-attic scene" (RT Book Reviews, 4 stars).

Miniseries: Billionaires and Babies
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this story. It's well written.
Jan 24, 2017 rated it liked it
It's a well written but the story is not that great.
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: earc, kindle
If you read Jules Bennett's "When Opposites Attract" you will recognize a couple of the secondary characters in this book. Cassie Barrington was a secondary in that book and now she comes to the forefront to tell us her story. When agent Ian Schaffer shows up at the Barrington estate to check in with his client and star of the a movie being filmed there Cassie literally falls into his arms. Sparks fly between the two of them right away. The two seems to get along until Ian finds out she has a ch ...more
Susan Parkes
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is about a woman falling straight from the sky into the arms of a Hollywood agent and bang - instant attraction. Cassie Barrington is a horse trainer, single mum and a divorcee. Ian Schaffer is the Hollywood agent that has come to her fathers horse farm to help his client who is filming Cassie's mum and dad's love story for the big screen. Ian grew up in a family that was demanding and their was no love between his parents, Cassie's family had love unbound and was always supportive.

Renee Entress
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014
I would recommend reading "When Opposites Attract" before reading this book. That book is Tessa and Grants story. Tessa is Cassie's sister.

Cassie is a single mother with the cutest little girl Emily. She has an ex-husband who ran out on them when Emily was a few months old. Ian is a hot bachelor. He is used to Hollywood type woman. That is not to say he is not attracted to Cassie from the start.

The sparks fly throughout the book. But after spending time together and letting love flow is the ex
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well done Jules Bennett, you have given us a story that once again that will leave us wanting more and more of your wonderful stories. She takes us back to Stony Ridge farms and the Barrington family who we first met in When Opposites Attract.

Single Man meets Single Mom did not disappoint me from beginning to end. Ian is a LA Agent to the Stars. Cassie is a woman who has been betrayed in the worst way by a man she though loved her. And then there is darling little Emily, who will just steal you
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Single Man Meets Single Mom is a continuance of the Barrington’s family series and takes part again on the heroine’s family’s horse farm. I was able to get my hands on an advanced copy. I have read books by this author before and they are always enjoyable and satisfying reads.

Cassie and Ian have past issues that make it difficult for them to get together after their initial meeting and instant attraction. He’s a Hollywood hotshot and she is a divorced mother dealing with the desertion of her hus
Amanda Chomiak
Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it
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3 stars. Public Library 2/5/15. This is a nice afternoon read about a single mom balancing everything in her life while getting over the abandonment of her (ex)husband and a young movie star agent working though his issues. Both find something they didn't know they were looking for. FYI there is a five year age difference with the woman being older. They jump into bed rather quickly but take the rest of the book to work through their issues. If you like men who do housework and change dippers th ...more
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you want to read a romance about passion and family then this book is for you. I was able to early read this book and I must say that it was wonderful. You can read after or before the first book in the mini series. It is able to stand on its own. It also has the aspect of family and how at its core it is most important. Love Jules Bennett and all the books she puts out!
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USA Today Bestselling Author Jules Bennett has written for multiple publishing houses and currently has books with Harlequin and Kensington.

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The Barrington Trilogy (3 books)
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