I wasn't supposed to fall in love with the nanny.
When my wife left, she took the illusion of happiness with her, and I've been caught in a free fall ever since. For nine long months, I've been fighting to figure out how to be a single dad, how to be alone.
For nine long months, I've been failing.
When Hannah walked through the door, I took my first breath since I'd found myself on my own. She slipped into our lives effortlessly, showing me what I've been missing all these years. Because Hannah made me smile when I thought I'd packed the notion of happiness away with my wedding album.
She was only supposed to be the nanny, but she's so much more.
The day my wife left should have been the worst day of my life, but it wasn't. It was when Hannah walked away, taking my heart with her.
5 Star Review by Ashley
Have some tissues and wine ready when you read A Little Too Late because you're going to need it. Staci Hart is still a pretty new to me author. I've only read a few of her books and this one just blew my mind. And heart.
I'm going to start with Hannah because she was everything. Joy and grace, peace and hope, forgiveness and love. And just so kind that I couldn't help but adore her. Neither could Charlie, her new boss. I liked that Charlie was a bit broken. Lost but not searching. Until Hannah showed up anyway. She swooped into his life and it was as if the clouds parted, the sun came out and the birds sang. Sounds cliche and maybe it is but the change in him was subtle.
It was small things at first. And then the small things became the big things. I absolutely LOVED seeing Charlie with his children. His gentle, caring side. The way he tried. The way Hannah let him. Charlie's fearful and protective side when the past came back to haunt the present and disrupt the future.
I don't know what else I can say except read this book. For the love of reading get lost in Staci Hart's words. Let them break you. Let them heal you. Let the love in. Go give someone a hug. Then think of all the ways you want to be a little more like Hannah (I know I did that). A Little too Late is every single thing you could want in a book. It is dreams and fear and so much love you're going to drown in it (in the best way).
About the Author
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey.
From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.