Author: Tami Hoag
Read copy: eBook
Published: December 16, 2009
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Alexandra Gianni had come to Briarwood with her infant daughter, Isabella, to start over. Determined to rebuild her life and the ramshackle farm she’d purchased with the last of her money, Alex had one goal: independence. She wasn’t looking for another relationship or the painful revelations she’d have to share about her past. Most of all, she wasn’t looking for a man like Christian Atherton, who could lead her dangerously astray. But the handsome, aristocratic English rider won’t accept that it’s too late for Alex or that she has to keep running…from her past and him.
As a world-renowned globe-trotting photographer, Danielle Hamilton was at home with Tibetan nomads and Kenyan bushmen. But she didn’t think she’d survive six weeks in the “wilds” of New Orleans babysitting her sister’s five children. Then help arrives in the form of the most unlikely nanny Danielle could imagine. Tall, dark, and Cajun, Remy Doucet isn’t really a nanny and he isn’t accepting Danielle’s certainty that true love isn’t in the cards for her. He’s convinced that her self-control masks a deeper need to let go, and he’s determined to prove she could trust him with the memory of a tragedy that still haunts her dreams.
This was my first venture into the Tami Hoag world, and I'm pretty satisfied with the experience.
Nothing extraordinary, mind you, but not half bad, with two stories about two women with loads and loads of emotional baggage and two men (one of them younger than his heroine) intent on helping them to finally move on.
The second one was a bit more humorous than the first one, but they both had one common denominator—an annoying heroine. Someone should've slapped the two chicks silly to make them see reason, because talking to them obviously didn't work.
Anyway, two good little stories. I'll probably venture into the Hoag-world again in the future.