"I'd like to have an affair with you."
Dedicated kindergarten teacher Erin MacDonald isn't the type to make the first move on a man—especially gorgeous David McCay, her secret crush. But when a crisis involving one of her pupils offers a chance to help the pro baseballer turned local brewery owner, Erin goes way out of her comfort zone. So way out she makes a shocking suggestion!
David moved to the Colorado mountain town to look after his sister and her son. Now he's a stand-in parent to his nephew, trying to fight his attraction to Erin…who just propositioned him. David is nobody's hero. So why can't he convince the sweet, kindhearted beauty that she deserves better than him? Is it because they're the perfect imperfect match?
A story about learning to trust, finding your courage to open up to love, and discovering there are second chances even for the troubled, dysfunctional families, and flawed people.
Erin MacDonald is like many of us, she loves to cuddle with a good book in her favorite PJs after a hectic day. She is a stellar kindergarten teacher, her dedication to the children and their success is admirable. She is an introvert who has challenged herself to be more, to go out there and be open and vulnerable, and let life happen to her, instead of watching it happen to others.
David McCay, a former baseball player, an uncle, and a brewery owner is Erin's crush. He is a kind man, his heart is in the right place. He is willing to take care of his nephew when life hits his family in the face. He has his wounds from the past, he is not perfect, and he knows it.
I expected the secret, the mistake he made that had marked his life and made him think he was not worthy, to be more profound but the author explained well why it had hurt David so deeply. His pull and push with Erin went a bit too far for my taste, yet again the author managed to pull it all into an acceptable twist in the plot.
I liked that Erin and David were such real and raw characters, their life-like issues, their troubles, and fears were things anyone could relate to, and find a common ground with them. They both are very much likable characters, well thought out, and developed. The insecurities that run deep on both of them were heartening in a way of feeling sympathy towards them.
The secondary characters had depth and were refined. They played an important role in the story and contributed to the plot, but especially little Rhett stole my heart. His interactions with his uncle, with everyone really, were so sweet and adorable.
A charming tale about learning to trust and falling in love, opening your heart to the possibilities life can offer for you. There's always a new chance if you are willing to work for it and be vulnerable.
~ Three Spoon with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me