Even though his sons tease him about not dating, and his ex-wife thinks he is still hung up on her, 53 yr old retired principal and stone sculptor, William Everett Larson, is glad he waited to date until he found 47 yr old high school art teacher, Jessica Anderson. He admires Jessica for her courageous art and for how she has dealt with her life. As far as Will can tell, the only part of Jessica damaged by her past is her heart. Jessica assures Will she is incapable of lasting love, but Will refuses to believe it's true. Yes, it is a problem that the baggage from Jessica's past makes her see dating as merely recreational and men as interchangeable, but when she offers him temporary sexual fidelity, Will decides to take what he can get until he can find a way to convince Jessica she is still capable of love.
Jessica Daniels is mostly happy with her life.
Her daughter is graduating college. She is a few years away from
retirement. Life is good even though lately she has stopped being
interested in both her art and men. Since Jessica has never been the
kind of woman looking for that one special man to settle down with, she
normally dates and enjoys all the men she wants. What's the harm with
doing so suits her? Will is certainly good-looking and charming, but
she's not sure he's worth the trouble of an exclusive relationship. She
likes riding his motorcycle, seriously admires his art, and thinks he's
mostly a great guy. But after thirty years of being single, Jessica
knows that most relationships just don't work out for a woman with a
past like hers. When Will keeps insisting on sleeping with her, she
finally gives in, but Jessica knows in her heart it will never last. From Goodreads.
What I particularly like about this series is the relationship between the father and his adult sons. I have already read the third book in the series and decided that I wanted to start from the beginning.
In this book it is the father that has to find love and it all ends happily after a few misunderstandings involving the ex-wife.
This book qualifies for:
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