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Being the good time guy is all fun and games in a small town like mine.
No strings or commitment – what could possibly go wrong?

Love is something I gave up on a long time ago. Buried the hatchet as they say, when Fallon Jones took my heart with her more than six years ago and never looked back.

No phone call.
No explanation.
Just up and left – effectively destroying me after we shared the single best day of my life.

So, I did the only thing I could to survive – I gave into the persona everyone believed me to be.

Need a laugh? I’ve got jokes.
Looking for a good time? I can do that and then some.

My life was going fine – good even – until one rainy night on a backroad into town. A car with a flat tire caught my eye, but nothing could prepare me for what happened next.


Looking like the ghost of lovers past – but she wasn’t alone. A sleeping child in the backseat nearly stole the breath from my lungs. I shouldn’t get attached – I can’t.

But when she propositions me for one night of fun for old times sake, I know I’m in trouble. She doesn’t want to commit and all I want is forever.

Just when I think things may finally be going my way, the rug is ripped out from under me and I’m falling.


Fallon’s ex-husband has landed in Clementine Creek – and he’s here to stay.

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My Thoughts:

Immediately, I was in love with Otto! His past with Fallon made my heart hurt for how she broke him and the faux persona he decided to live his life going forward. His heart is so big, sweet, and I hoped to see Fallon transition into the woman he deserved.

Fallon doubts herself to be able to hand a relationship with someone. Her son, Briggs, keeps her busy and she’s guarding both of them by keeping Otto at arm’s length, calling their tryst a “casual, one-time” thing. But Otto is a force to reckon with and Fallon finds herself falling – HARD! I mean, who could stop themselves for falling for Otto? He’s the best of both worlds if you love a cinnamon roll hero who knows exactly what to say, how to say it, and when to say it in regards to the bedroom. Woooooo!

Unlike so many other books, Fallon’s ex is a crucial part of this working. It was such a beautiful surprise that he’s written as being a great father to Briggs and honestly, a part of the family (eventually).

I received a complimentary copy for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Alexandra Hale is a small town girl living with her family in Upstate New York. She routinely runs on caffeine, dry shampoo and thrives on procrastination.

A romance lover and reading enthusiast, Alexandra finally began putting pen to paper shortly after graduating college. An unobtainable dream has slowly become a reality with the love and support of her friends and family and the romance community.

She currently writes steamy, small town romance with a dash of lighthearted fun and happily ever afters that will make you swoon.

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