To outsiders, Flatville seemed like any other small town. Clint Strong was an outsider. Flatville had its busybodies, its local scandal..and it had an unassuming boarding house for stranded journeyman like him. Alison O'Hara mistress of the manor was like no woman he's ever met...
Suddenly Clint was acting like the man of the house...repairing, chopping AND kissing Alison with an passion that scared them both. What man had hurt this woman and abandoned Alison's pint sized little girl who loved ponys and pizza and who pulled on Clint's heartstrings. Could Clint transform from stranger in a small town to a permanent husband and daddy?
To an outsider, which Clint Strong was, Flatville seemed like any other small town. It had its busybodies, its local scandals...and an unassuming boardinghouse for stranded journeymen like him. But Alison O'Hara, mistress of the manor, was like no woman he'd ever met....
Suddenly, Clint was acting like the man of the house. Repairing squeaky hinges, chopping wood...kissing Alison with a possessiveness and passion that scared them both, especially Alison. What man had hurt this woman? What man had abandoned Alison's pint-size little girl who loved ponies and pizza and who pulled on Clint's rusty heartstrings? And could Clint transform from stranger in a small town to permanent husband and daddy?
Clint Strong was just passing through Flatville when his car broke-down. He had no intention of getting involved with Alison O'Hara and especially no intention of getting involved with her four-year old daughter. He was a drifter on purpose. He was just a temporary boarder in Allison's house--he was not involved in this woman's problems, not her obvious money problems and not the hurt that he glimpsed in her eyes. He had enough trouble trying to outrun his own hurt.
The real problem-- once he'd tasted Allison's lips, could he ever run far enough to forget her?
Liked the book. Interesting charachters with interesting problems.