Series: Ballybeg #3
Author: Zara Keane
Published: December 1/14 by Beaverstone Press LLC
Genre: contemporary romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Olivia Gant is determined to escape her abusive husband and build a new life. Only desperation drives her to rent business premises from Jonas O’Mahony, the man who tattooed her behind and broke her heart. Can she maintain a haughty distance?
Jonas is a struggling single father. The last person he wants next door is the beautiful-but-infuriating Olivia. A childcare crisis forces him to strike a bargain with her: the lease to the cottage in return for babysitting. Can he resist her allures?
When Olivia’s ex is clobbered to death with a garden gnome, the fickle finger of suspicion points to Olivia and Jonas. Can they prove their innocence, or is their happily ever after doomed?
I’d enjoyed meeting these characters in previous Ballybeg novels, but really getting to know them in their own right here was fantastic. I loved watching the interactions between the characters. They are so genuine, and at times heated that I was hooked. By developing her characters in the present and showing how their individual and combined pasts affect them readers get a definite sense of who these characters really are.
As a whole this was a fantastic novel. The combination of romance, suspense, and real live was simply unforgettable.