Evan lost his wife very unexpectedly 4 years ago. Their son Lyon is now 7. Evan decided it was time to sell the house she died in and move. He moves next door (2 houses down) from Charlotte AKA Ace/Aunt Charlie. Charlie was Rae's BFF, honorary aunt, and she had a serious childhood crush on Evan.
I went into this one a bit unsure how I would feel. I really didn't like Charlie's insecurities and her constantly bringing up Rae as a barrier to their starting a relationship. On the other hand, I really liked Evan and how he really, really fought for Charlie and stood up for her when needed. I did think Charlie said "I'm sorry" way too much. Russell was a first class asshole. Overall, this was just an okay friends to lovers romance.
Edited to add: for Romanceopoly - Bad Boy Circus
The abduction and brutal murder of Adam Walsh went unsolved for 27 years. This is the story of the determination of one dedicated detective who would not let the case rest until a monster was brought to justice.
A powerful, well written account that is heartbreaking, infuriating, horrifying and finally inspiring.
Charlotte AKA Charlie has known Evan for almost twenty years. She has been in love with him the whole time. He was married to her best friend, until tragedy struck.
Evan and his son are devastated by losing their wife and mother. It is time for a change. He moves them to where they will make new memories and still have a support system. Little does he know, what he needed was there all along.
Such a terrific start to the Second Chance series. Such amazingly fun characters with excellent banter and really HOT sexy times. I laughed, cried, and cheered out loud reading this one. I cannot wait to read the next book! I give this story a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!