Your date with ski champ Jett Casey is an either/or deal. He’ll take you off-piste for the ultimate Montana ski adventure or he’ll put his handyman skills at your disposal for a week.
Single mom Mardie Griffin has a run-down old house in need of fixing and a memory of Jett Casey as her saviour in a time of great need. So when her friends acquire Jett’s services at a bachelor auction and send him to fix up her house, she sets aside her mistrust of men and lets him in.
Elite athlete Jett Casey has the world at his feet and no desire for stability. But there’s one woman he’s never forgotten and if he can help make her safe this time, maybe she’ll stop haunting him.
No strings, no sex, no commitment. Just fix things. Surely it can’t be that difficult…
What a beautiful, well written, love story that doesn't leave you cold.
Mardie has gotten out of, and survived an abusive marriage to a son of a wealthy man. She escaped, but paid a price for it. She lost her sense of being safe, being able to trust, and she might be a bit broken. But her reward was the freedom, and her daughter that she adored.
In the darkest moment of her life, her high school dream-boy, Jett, steps in and saves her, supports her, keep her safe.
Now, because of the Bachelor Auction, they are back in each others life. And while helping Mardie renovate her old house, the attraction between them grows, deepens, and set on fire. Jett brings joy and fun in Mardie's life, makes her feel whole again, beautiful, worthy, and desirable. He doesn't do it by overpowering her, taking over her life, or diminishing her accomplishments in life. But by respecting her, being honest to her, and by recognizing her needs and wishes.
This story had me in tears, because of the beauty of the moments Jett and Mardie shared, because of the triumphs in Mardie's life, and in their relationship. It was raw, real, and adorable novella of life and love
~ Four Spoons 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