Reviewer: Crazy for Words (Texas USA) - See all my reviews
After years of caring for her father, who wasn't a nice man before he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, Ellie Winslow has a home of her own and a chance to help troubled teens find a way to lead a productive life. It helps soothe her grief over the helplessness she felt when her older brother died in tragic circumstances. Through the Helping Hands program and her work as an illustrator of children's books, Ellie has found some semblance of peace in her life, finally.
Until Nick Tanner lands on her doorstep. What is she supposed to do about this virile, gorgeous man who didn't belong at the ranch? It wasn't his record that disturbed her, it was the feelings he stirred within herself.
Nick deliberately left his age off the Helping Hands application. Anything to get out of prison early. He wasn't too happy to find that his new jailer was a woman. And, upon closer inspection, a very sexy woman. He finds it hard to believe she doesn't get anything out of the Helping Hands program that doesn't concern material gain. After all, wasn't it a scheming, greedy woman who helped land him in prison in the first place?
But the more he comes to know about Ellie, the more irresistible she becomes.
Ms. McMahon weaves a wonderful story with vivid characters. The chemistry between Ellie and Nick is hot, and the ensuing sensual sparks keep the reader turning the pages, eager to see how the two work things out. You are rooting for them from beginning to end.