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Promoted by Jessica Hart
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it was amazing
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So good. OMG - SO GOOD! A romance novel about grown-ups who have real grown-up problems. 40-year-old heroine struggling to take care of her mother, who is in failing health, ends up falling for her boss, a widower with three teenage kids. The fly in the ointment? Her last relationship, to another single father, imploded in spectacular fashion - and, oh yeah, he's her boss.
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February 16, 2013 – Started Reading
February 16, 2013 – Shelved
February 17, 2013 – Finished Reading
May 8, 2013 – Shelved as: favorites

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message 1: by Brie (new) - added it

Brie This one sounds good! But is the hero super obsessed with his dead wife? I'm not a fan of widowed heroes, but I could make an exception for this one. I really, really, reaaaally like that the heroine is 40.

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Brie Also, isn't Perdita the dog in 101 Dalmatians? And yes, I do know a lot of random trivia.

SuperWendy I didn't find him "obsessed" with his dead wife. At the time of this story, she's been gone for three years. Mostly it's "I loved her, her dying was so hard on me and the kids etc." He DOES make some comparisons though - mostly about how Perdita is very different from his dead wife. But there's no harping on it and Perdita doesn't have to scream at him "I'm not her!" or anything like that. In fact, when I finished this story I really felt like this was a romantic couple where the two halves would be equal partners.

More thorough review on my blog tomorrow for TBR Challenge day :)

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

It's true, Perdita is the mother dog in 100 Dalmatians, but it's also from Shakespeare. This sounds great. One of my very first category reads was a Hart book you recommended, Wendy (Under the Boss's Mistletoe I think).

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Geez, 101! Also, realized Perdita is the mother in the movies, but in the book (which I read to my kids) she's a stray they take in and I think she's a wet nurse for the puppies. Eventually they find her mate so she gets her own HEA, if I remember right (I know a lot of trivia too).

SuperWendy I had to look up the Shakespeare reference (The Winter's Tale), but I wasn't an English major in college so maybe "they'll" let me keep my librarian badge :) And yippee for Under the Boss's Mistletoe! One of my favorite Christmas romances where the "Christmas stuff" isn't crammed down the reader's throat.

message 7: by willaful (new)

willaful Liz wrote: "It's true, Perdita is the mother dog in 100 Dalmatians..."

Agh! You just hit so many of my pet peeves in just one sentence... ;-)

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