Published by Harlequin Special Edition on August 22nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Barclay Publicity
I received this book for free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
"I'd like to have an affair with you."
Dedicated kindergarten teacher Erin MacDonald isn't the type to make the first move on a man—especially gorgeous David McCay, her secret crush. But when a crisis involving one of her pupils offers a chance to help the pro baseballer turned local brewery owner, Erin goes way out of her comfort zone. So way out she makes a shocking suggestion!
David moved to the Colorado mountain town to look after his sister and her son. Now he's a stand-in parent to his nephew, trying to fight his attraction to Erin…who just propositioned him. David is nobody's hero. So why can't he convince the sweet, kindhearted beauty that she deserves better than him? Is it because they're the perfect imperfect match?
Erin MacDonald is a kindergarten teacher who has been told her whole life that she is average. She has a crush on the local brewmaster David McCay. He is a former pro baseball player, so she thinks he is way out of her league. When circumstances put David in Erin’s debt, she has one request have an affair with her. David is taken aback but intrigued. David unexpectedly becomes the sole guardian of his nephew. This brings Erin and him together again and again. David knows that she is different from any woman he is ever dated and decides to court her. They work hard to survive the tumultuous circumstances that surround them because of David’s family.
In an Oyster Shell – A sweet romance with a generous side of steamy.
The Pearls – This book is my favorite kind of story. A romance with an underdog main character who comes to fulfill their greatest potential. The two main characters had their things to overcome. Even though Erin thought she was average and David was out of her league, David comes with his inferiority complex. Having both characters work out their inferiority issues made for an interesting story.
The romance was charming. David recognized that Erin was extraordinary and didn’t want to treat her like he has other women. The fact that he wants to court her made for a pleasing read.
The character development was fun to read. Erin and David both come into their own. David’s dysfunctional family added to his insecurities. He had to overcome the guilt of the past. Erin came with her own story that made her feel more inferior, and she works to get out of that in the story. Erin was quite a remarkable character, and the author used David’s character to bring it out. The juxtaposition of the two was cool.
The Sand – It was a good story.