When a Lost Child warning blares over the mall's PA system, Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. Something about Penny Tremaine is different. An ex-social worker, Carly recognizes that the child suffers fetal alcohol effects, and a piece of Carly's past suddenly confronts her. Never again will she become personally involved with a client. The risks are far too great. But something about Penny--and Penny's handsome father--tugs at Carly's heart.
Dr. Ryan Tremaine is trying to put his life back together. With his ex-wife remarried and on a trip far away, his two teenage sons and Penny are living under his roof full time. Ryan has put his faith in his Sink-or-Swim list, a plan to reconnect with his children. The first step: recruit Carly Mason to be Penny's nanny.
Ryan never anticipated being so drawn to Carly, an attraction Carly seems to fight as much as he does. Could Carly be the missing piece that helps his family stay afloat, or will their blossoming romance only complicate things further?
This was an enjoyable book. I read it in one day as it was an easy read. The story kept you interested and there was plenty of action in it. I did learn a lot about Fetal Alcohol Effects, so I did gain something from reading this book. I do ask you to read the author's notes at the end of the book, it explains things further.
Stars out of 5 : 4 Will I remember this book next month; probably not. It is one of my shopping list books, where you can read it and think of other things at the same time. If you see it in a bookstore or in the library it is well worth picking up.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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