This tale has a lot of stuff going on in it, too much I think. It has a hero who reminds me of a contemporary knight in shining armor and some funny scenes that had me laughing out loud a few times. Yet, this tale also has some problems that made this book hard to read. It has a ton of minor characters running around in it and love scenes so short that if you blink you might miss them.
First of all, I had a hard keeping the entire list of minor character names straight let alone trying to figure out which ones are friends, family, or the enemies of the hero and heroine! I had to write their names down on a piece of paper with some information about them all as a way to keep them straight in my head while reading this tale. I had to keep referring to my list as I finished reading it.
Next, the love scenes themselves are very short, only a few paragraphs, and are not very graphic either. You have the main characters kissing in a bathtub then “Poof” it is the next day. They are now making breakfast. Another love scene has the female heroine going crazy over having her neck kissed several times in a row!
Finally, I did not find any grammar problems. I also could picture myself in this small tourist town where rich people go to hang out in the summer. Yet this book had major problems as described above. These problems have me not wanting to continue on with this series in another book.
Can two banged up souls fall in love with one another? Jack just found out his cheating ex-wife is back in town and she wants to get back together with him. Emmaline, Em, just got a wedding invitation to her ex-fiancés wedding where he will marry the woman who caused her life to go to hell so bad she moved across the country to get away from it all. Em needs a date to the wedding and asks Jack to go with her. Is this a start to beautiful relationship?
Everyone loves Jack Holland, but Emmaline Neal needs him. Her ex-fiancé is getting married in Malibu and, obviously, she can't go to the wedding alone. In Manningsport, New York, tall, blond and gorgeous Jack Holland is practically a cottage industry when it comes to rescuing desperate women. He knows the drill, Em figures, so he won't get the wrong idea.
What Jack needs is an excuse to leave town. Ever since rescuing four teenagers from a car wreck, he's been hailed as a hero and the attention is making him itchy, especially since his too-pretty ex-wife is back, angling for a reunion. He's always liked Emmaline. She needs a weekend date? No problem.
So when they wind up in bed together, Em chalks it up to red wine and chocolate cake, just one impulsive night not to be repeated. But Jack's pushing for more, and if she lets down her guard, either she'll get her heart crushed again, or discover that Jack's worth more than just dreaming about.