This is categorized as a Romance, and while I enjoyed it, some of the internal dialogue wore a bit thin after a while, and the characters are much darker than one expects to find in a traditional "Romance". Good book to read on a plane.
This was a cute book. I was a tad bit disappointed that the ending didn't have more to it but that is just me.
Carly Snow is a teenager who has grown up in an orphanage believing her mother dead and her father nonexistent. John Preshin is a former FBI agent turned private investigator who has promised to avenge his former partner's shooting by a mobster. When Carly is asked to leave the orphanage at age 16, she learns that her stay there has been paid for and she steals a list of 6 potential fathers; John's name is at the top of the list and she hires him to find her father. Meanwhile, Liz Atwater has left a broken marriage after the loss of a child to live with her grandmother, who is John's landlord. Slowly, Carly, John, and Liz coalesce into a family while dealing with the darker emotions caused by their various pasts. Overall, this book was worth reading but it wasn't the uplifting story that the cover and blurb purported it to be.
Read it in one evening; enjoyed it!