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Two years after her husband’s death, Kate Marshall returns home seeking security and stability for her three-year-old daughter. But when her path crosses with ‘the one who got away’…her husband’s best friend, she has to fight the desire to be with him for the sake of further heartbreak for her and her daughter.
A tough, straight talking theatrical agent, Mark Johnston is dangerously handsome, exceedingly rich, irresistibly charming – and branded by the tabloids as one of the UK’s most eligible bachelors. So even though Mark lost the girl of his dreams to his best friend, he finds no hardship in being single. Or so he thought.
Determined not to lose her a second time, Mark has to find a way to convince her they can work. But can Kate cope with the media interest and ruthless, money-hungry clients surrounding him, being anywhere near her daughter? Or accept that Mark Johnston is really the family man he claims to be?
This was the second Rachel Brimble book for me and I really enjoyed it. I really felt for the characters and really thought this would not be a traditional happy ending. This is wonderful story about young love lost and getting that second chance at first love. Kate was in love with Mark as a young girl, but Mark never told her how he felt about her or took the chance to show her that he was in love with her. Then along comes Mark’s friend James and sweeps Kate off her feet and out from under Mark. Ten years later James a professional snowboarder has been killed in a snowboarding accident and Kate has come back to the town she grew up. Kate has not spoken to Mark in the years she has been married to James. Mark is a successful agent in the theater world and has made all his childhood dreams come true, except for one. Kate. Kate now has a three year old daughter Jessica to think about and the most eligible bachelor Mark Johnson is off her list.
I really loved the story between Mark and Kate. It was not easy for Mark to get Kate to give him a chance. Mark got everything he wanted, but Kate, and he had to work for her. I loved that he bought the house that she always loved. If I was her the minute I pulled up to that house I would have been a goner. Their story was real to me. They had good times and bad. They had things and people working against them. Like I said before I really thought that this story would not be the typical HEA. I loved that about this story. Kept me guessing till the end if Kate and Mark would actually end up together. This is wonderfully written love story.
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