Karen’s finally decided what she wants to do when she grows up. Too bad it’ll mean leaving behind her new neighbour, who’s stirred up a different kind of grown up feelings. But when he rebuffs her attempt to have a fling before she leaves Wardham, Karen knows it’s for the best. A clean break, no messy emotional entanglements.
Intense and private, Paul has recently moved to Wardham for a more family friendly job, leaving behind a career as a homicide detective in the city. He only has his ten year old daughter a few nights a week, and he doesn’t want any distractions or drama while he tries to repair their relationship.
But Karen is right next door, and everywhere he goes. His resolve to keep his distance only lasts until she needs a true friend in her corner, and he realizes he can’t imagine life without her.
Paul, hot and single police officer, is trying to be a good father to his 10-year-old daughter and doesn’t think that includes getting involved with a woman. Karen’s managing her parent’s grocery store while they follow her brother, a pro hockey player, around the country. She’s trying to figure out what to do with her life and what she wants to be when she “grows up” even though she’s 34 years old. She loves books and wants to be a Librarian in her town but never finished her degree, and then Paul moves into the house next door. They share a driveway and begin to have thoughts of sharing other things. Paul’s daughter, Megan, loves to read and forms a pretty quick bond with Karen, but Paul is reluctant to act on the attraction he feels for Karen. Paul becomes a the best friend that Karen needs, helping her decide what she wants for her future. Will part of that future include Paul? Will Paul be able to move beyond his self-imposed celibacy that he thinks is necessary to be a good dad and be open to being with Karen? Read this book and find out!