When I first noticed Lisa Betancourt, she threatened me with a baseball bat.
To be fair, I deserved it.
But none of that mattered when I found out I had a baby brother—a brother who is now left to my care. Too bad I don’t know the first thing about parenting. If I have any hope of not ruining this poor kid’s life, I need Lisa’s help. She quickly becomes my salvation, my heart. And even though our timing is all wrong, I can’t help but wonder how I can convince her to stay with me—with us—forever.
Cole Simmons is just my insensitive jerk of a neighbor.
Or, that’s all he used to be.
Now he’s in completely over his head, taking care of an adorable child that I’m getting way too attached to way too fast. And the scary part? I’m starting to get attached to Cole, too. After my nasty divorce, I was sure I’d never risk falling in love again—but Cole has me questioning my resolve at every turn. Frankly, I’m starting to wonder if Cole isn’t the only one who is in completely over his head.
Neither of them was looking for love or a ready-made family. But what will they do when they realize they’ve stumbled head-long into both?
This full-length novel can be read as a standalone but is the third book in the Everything’s Better series. You’ll see friends from Everything’s Better with You, Everything’s Better with Kimberly & Cherishing the Goddess. Cole & Lisa’s love story is chock full of Enemies to Lovers, Single Parent, Secret Baby (or two), Nanny (no power imbalance) & Fake Engagement goodness and is safe with NO cheating.
About the Author
When Lucy isn't writing, she's busy reading-or listening to-every book she can get her hands on- romance or otherwise.
She lives & loves in New York with her husband, two children, a turtle & a Yorkshire Terrier.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is my first time reading a book by this author. The characters were well developed in the storyline, you can I feel all the different emotions each character was feeling. I even found myself talking to the characters as if I was a part of the story. Cole’s family really showed unconditional love, along with love is color blind, no matter the race love is love, especially when adopting. Lisa I felt so sad for how she was in a marriage where she catered to her husbands needs and he doesn’t treat her the same way. Then he divorces Lisa for a younger woman, that is a hard pill to swallow. This storyline line had a combination of romance, mystery, enemies neighbors to Lovers, interracial family and love. My attention was held from the beginning until the end and I still wanted more. I highly recommend this book to read and I definitely will go back and read Lucy Eden’s previous books since some of the characters are in those books. Cassandra H. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I loved this book! I didn’t want it to end. I wanted to hear everything about this couple. I was pretty heartbroken when o got to the end of the book and realized I wasn’t going to hear anymore from Cole and Lisa. This book took me on an amazing journey from start to finish I highly recommend it. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I read this book in a day because I did not want to put it down. The story is told in dual pov, alternating between Cole and Lisa. This story is unique because Cole (melanin-challenged) was adopted by the Simmons' Family (more than enough melanin to go around). I liked how the author shows that a family, is family, regardless of skin color. Cole's life is jilted when he finds himself the sole guardian of his little brother, that he knew nothing about. Lisa is trying to make a career for herself, but can't seem to get enough sleep...if it wasn't for her neighbor! I enjoyed the characters and their friends and family. I liked the way the story unfolded and found myself not wanting to stop reading. The characters seem like people you may know. The big reveal didn't fall completely flat, but I was expecting a little more. This was not enough to take a whole star though. I would recommend this read with the warning that it is an adult read with language and several adult scenes. 4.5 stars I received a free copy of this book courtesy of BookSprout and Lucy Eden for my honest opinion.