Zoe Saldivar is more than just single–she’s alone. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home and her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it’s up to her to stop living in isolation.
Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated. Her first new friend is Jen’s widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen’s brother. And Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe’s own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam’s flustered, Jen’s annoyed, and Zoe is beginning to think “alone” doesn’t sound so bad, after all.
I have a love/hate relationship with Mallery’s books — I love that they always end so hopefully, but I really hate some of her characters. That being said, I love that I hate her characters because she does such a good job of creating people who can be so annoying and/or frustrating. Even though they frustrate me, I love reading books that can make me feel that strongly about imaginary people.
There were some places where the book dragged a bit (I’m not a fan of long sections of introspection or remembering), but Steven was rather swoon-worthy. Overall, it was a fun, easy read.
R-rated for swearing and one detailed sex scene. Get your copy here!