Ever have a defining life moment you wish you could do over? Harley Spark has one. The time she almost kissed the widowed father of the toddler she nannied for. It was so bad they moved across the state and she never saw them again.
Fast forward seven years and she’s totally over it. At least she thinks she is. Until Gavin Rhodes and his adorable now nine-year-old daughter, Peyton, reappear at a princess-themed birthday party hosted by Spark House, Harley’s family’s event hotel. Despite trying to avoid the awkwardness of the situation, she can’t help but notice how unbearably sexy he looks in a tutu. Add to that a spontaneous hives breakout, and it’s clear she’s not even remotely over the mortification of her egregious error all those years ago.
Except Gavin seems oblivious to her inner turmoil. So much so that he suggests they get together for lunch. For Peyton’s sake, of course. It’s the perfect opportunity to heal old wounds. Or it could just reopen them. This is one of those times Harley wishes she could see the future…
Harley is one third of the Spark House crew, along with her sisters. Their event hotel is gaining in popularity and has even caught the attention of the Mills brothers, who want to franchise it. This is a dream come true for Avery and London since they thrive on their work. But Harley’s role has been in flux since business started booming and she doesn’t yet have a defined role in this new version of the family business. She’s anxious about her future and considering stepping away from Spark House, even though she’d hate to leave.
As Harley struggles with the future, she’s forced to confront a past she’d prefer to forget, in the form of gorgeous single dad Gavin. She made the biggest mistake of her life seven years ago when she tried to kiss her boss. He moved shortly afterward and Harley’s regretting losing them ever since.
Peyton is thrilled to meet the former nanny she’s seen pictures and heard stories of but can’t remember and instantly falls in love with Harley. The feeling is mutual, but things are far more complicated for her and Gavin. They both understand loss, but even after all these years, he may not be ready to move on. Harley is so sweet and kind, I wasn’t sure if she’d stand up for herself, but she rose to the occasion more than once. Gavin is broken and although he wants to start living again, he’s got a lot of work to do. This is a sweet but angsty story that will make you smile. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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