Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. Read more...
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Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.
Mitch has been eyeing his beautiful neighbor for a long time. He jumps at the chance to help her, and soon their formerly platonic relationship gets very hot and heavy. But when Mara gets a disturbing phone call from her cousin's kids, she gets pulled back into the life she's tried so hard to leave behind. Can the hot law man convince Mara to let go of her past-and build a future with him?
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-10-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Ashley’s third Dream Man novel (after Wild Man) brings romantic angst to a fever pitch as an insecure woman meets the man of her dreams. Mara Hanover, a shy sales clerk at a mattress store in Denver, can’t believe her good fortune when her neighbor, Det. Mitch Lawson, takes an interest in her. Torn between her shame at growing up in a less-than-respectable family and her hope that Mitch really cares for her, Mara must decide whether she has truly risen above her past. Her halting, anxious, first-person narrative offers moments of humor as she takes guardianship of her cousin’s children—cynical nine-year-old Billy and terrified six-year-old Billie—and starts a ready-made family with Mitch. When the children aren’t around, the ever-present romantic tension between Mitch and Mara culminates in a number of very spicy sex scenes. A thread of mystery helps this fast-paced novel effectively deliver both romance and suspense, despite its length. (Dec.)