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Sam is a single dad, trying to get over the death of his ex-wife, and help his daughter move on from the loss of her mother.

Rachel is a single mom with a secret of her own that has kept her out of the dating scene for years.

What happens when this drop-dead gorgeous firefighter moves in across the street from the reticent woman with a past?

Sparks fly as the heat level rises in this new novel of Serendipity.



I received an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for my honest review

This book has romance, bromance, action, dance battles, sizzling sexy times, love, loss, and so much more!

It’s a little tough to describe this book because at once while it’s your typical romance story at the same time it’s not. Look we all know the formula. Guy finds girl, guy loses girl, guy gets girl back. Insert situations here and there. But as you’re reading along you see these spots where you would expect the story to take a familiar turn but it doesn’t. The conversation in your head is along the lines of “Aww he’s going to.. nope” “Ooh she’s going to.. nope” “Yes! They’re going to.. nope!”. Don’t think you aren’t going to get those moments because you do! Just not necessarily where you might expect.

See the thing I really like about this story without giving it away is, our hero doesn’t get to ride in on his white horse and fix the poor damsel. Some things just can’t be fixed, you just have to live the best you can with them. Make each moment count because the future is unpredictable! At least that’s what I walked away from this book with.

This is my first book from Anne Conley and the town of Serendipity, Texas. But certainly not my last! It would be especially great to read future books in the town and cross paths with Sam, Rachel and other people from this and previous books (which may have happened in this one, I’ll have to read the others and find out) Hopefully a taste of something we didn’t get at the end of this one!


About the Author

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I raise goats. I raise children. I write. I don’t do any of it well, but I try to have fun with all of it. And I read. I’m not too terribly technologically savvy, but I’m working on that. My life is a continual work in progress. And when it gets to be too much for me (quite frequently, I’m a little embarrassed to say) I read some more.