Coffee Time Romance & More



Love Around the Corner

Book 1: The Secret Ingredient
Book 2: First Choice, Second Chance

Love Around the Corner, Book 2
ISBN #: 9781622101146
July 28, 2014
Liquid Silver Books
$ 4.99
194 Pages
Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Five years ago, Paul Ellison’s wife passed away. Now fifty, he has become accustomed to being alone in his large, empty house, with only the occasional visit from his twenty-four year old daughter (usually to borrow the car). When Paul meets thirty-three year old Emily Fontaine, who has been hired to handle public relations and marketing for Paul’s hometown of Palmer, he is immediately smitten. But the attraction is not something on which he is about to act. He is far too old and respectable to be running around with a woman seventeen years his junior.

Old and respectable is not the first impression Emily Fontaine has of the stoic, handsome Paul Ellison. Her attraction to him is immediate, and the age difference is not something Emily is going to let hinder her. Shelley Laskey, on the other hand, might be a problem. She is Emily’s boss, mayor of the town of Palmer, and Paul’s overprotective sister. Shelley has always made it clear she is not keen on demure, curvaceous Emily.

Many obstacles stand in the way of Emily and Paul’s tentative relationship, including childish and potentially damaging remarks about Emily posted on Facebook by Paul’s outraged daughter and the decapitation of the town’s beloved statue, followed by the ransom of its head. Through it all, Paul finds strength in Emily’s quiet confidence of their right to be together despite the age gap, and Emily finds in Paul a friend, one who loves her for more than her buxom figure.

First Choice, Second Chance pulled at my heart strings. I thoroughly enjoyed the way the relationship between Emily and Paul progressed. The unconventional twist of Paul being seventeen years older and a widower added a unique flavor to the story. I loved the way Emily respected the memory of his wife and his relationship with his daughter, and I loved how unsure of himself Paul was after having been out of the dating game for so long. Theirs is a sweet, tender romance, and I am so glad things work out for them in the end.

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