Bibliophile Chloe

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When a sexy, silver, alpha hero returns after years of absence, he discovers someone sleeping in his bed, and she isn’t Goldilocks, but a raven-haired single mother who has him in a tailspin.


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A sexy silver alpha hero returns to his family’s lakeside cottage to find a single mother in his bed and her presence just might be the second chance he needs at love and family.

Archer McCaryn has been a mystery to his family. At forty-five, he isn’t certain who he is anymore. When he returns to the family’s lakeside cottage, he finds there is someone in his garage apartment. In fact, she’s in his bed, and he doesn’t have a problem with the beautiful, single mother staying there as long as she doesn’t want into his heart.

Jenna Davis is self-aware – she’s a teacher, a mother, and a widow. Now in her early forties, this once free-spirited woman considers herself a responsible adult and works hard to keep life put together. So when a college friend invites her and her two little girls to come for a visit, she’s ecstatic about a vacation. Only she’s placed in the garage apartment of her best friend’s older brother. Being attracted to him hadn’t been on her itinerary, but there’s no going back when hearts become reckless.

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Welcome back to Lakeside Cottage.

My Review...

Oh how I want to live in the world that Ms. Dunbar has created with this series. Lakeside Cottage is a place where healing can begin.

This is the story of Archer and Jenna.

Archer has a lot of secrets, and his family totally misunderstands him, and their assumptions couldn’t be more wrong. I fell hard for this silver fox with his growly ways and his need to protect those he loves (or what he believes is love). His history is riddled with lies, secrets, and vulnerabilities that most people will never know. I could understand his need for secrets, but at what cost to him and his family relationships.

Jenna, she is a protective mama bear and a widow that is trying hard to move on. She comes to Lakeside to help her friend and fellow widow. When she first meets Archer, it’s surprising and steamy in the best ways. I could totally empathize with Jenna on her vulnerabilities and her caution going forward with Archer. 

The chemistry between Jenna and Archer is melt your Kindles hot, and the beginning of their relationship had me gasping, cheering, ah heck, all the emotions! I loved the slow burn aspect of their relationship and to see it grow was swoony to behold.

I am bowing down yet again to the queen of over 40 romance, this story is yet another jewel in her well-deserved crown.

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