Here’s a tip: never underestimate romance.
Falling in love was the furthest thing from my mind. I’m a single mother raising a strong little boy, and he is my one and only priority.
The universe felt otherwise, sending me―actually, my son’s soccer ball―hurdling toward a stunningly handsome, perfect man, who said all the right things. He made it hard to ignore how much I missed romance.
In the past, when I met a man, they ran as soon as they heard I was a widow with a child. Not this guy. No, he fell in love with my son, and in turn my son fell in love with him. But, it was hard to believe he felt the same about me. My job was to be the strong one―to protect our hearts from sweet dreams that never lasted.
Women told me I was a master of romance. They were right. I knew how to sweep a woman off her feet, to make her feel special, and good in all the right places. I wasn’t a saint. I’ve had my share of one-night stands. They served their purpose, giving me a steady diet of romance without the hassle of commitment.
Then one day at the park, a soccer ball came careening toward my head, and my life changed in an instant. I never imagined that true love would come in the form of a five-year-old little boy. And then I got to know his mother: She was strong, independent, drop-dead gorgeous, and someone I desired - I just needed to prove it to her.
She called me Mr. Romeo, and that was fine with me.
Lesson learned: Love always trumps everything.
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
Oh yes, yes, YES!! Cue the swoon because Scoring Mr. Romeo is what romance lovers dreams re made of.
Hot guy- check.
Hot guy with an accent- double check.
Hot guy with an accent that speaks another language- triple check and start fanning yourself!
Luca. I think he's my favorite of the men in this group of standalones from Joanne Schwehm and A.M. Madden. He is just so thoughtful and romantic and generous and a sex god and a soccer player! I loved the way he was in in from the first messy look at Sabrina. How when fate kept throwing them together, he took his chance to woo her. And woo her he did.
That being said, Sabrina was a bit of a mess. With very understandable reasons. Her past relationship had a less than stellar ending. Couple that with the fact that she didn't just have to protect her heart but that of her son, Mikey's upped the emotional ante on all fronts. But goodness geez did Luca and Mikey just melt my heart.
I loved this trio together. They were fun and playful and so open to new experiences. I could feel their joy. But when life happened, one of Sabrina's biggest fears was realized and hard choices had to be made. Everyone was out of sorts and struggling and I was just thinking to myself COME ON!!!
I can't even put into words how much I adored this book. I also really liked that I got to catch up with the couples from the other books too. I really didn't think that it was possible to top Jude but Luca did it. Luca was just so dreamy (insert sigh & batting eyelashes here). Schwehm and Madden have really found their stride and are a powerhouse duo. I hope they never stop working together. Oh, and that tease at the end...I'm ready for more!
About the Authors
A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling published author with Loveswept/Random House as well as Ever After Romance.
A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.
“It’s all about the HEA.”
A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House.
Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.
A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.
A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.
She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.
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Joanne is a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She’s an avid sports watcher and enjoys the occasional round of golf.
Joanne loves to write and read romance. She believes everyone should have romance in their lives and hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.
She is an independent romance author and has written several contemporary romance novels, including The Prescott Series, Ryker, A Heart’s Forgiveness, The Critic and The Chance series.
Joanne looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels.
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