A woman who's built walls around her heart. The man who tears them down.
Meet Josh Kincannon, busy high school principal, community go-to-guy, single father of three -- and thus, as he reminds himself ruefully, celibate back into misty memory and forward into who-knows-when.
After three months of trying to work with Vanessa Irish via phone and e-mails on a project to help tiny Drago, Illinois, Josh believes he has an accurate picture of Zeke-Tech's CFO:
Conscientious? Oh, yeah.
Agreeable? Not so much.
Then he catches sight of her wild, vibrant robe and begins to wonder what other elements might form a portrait of Vanessa Irish. Every time she goes into her I'm-so-boring-I-disappear-against-white-walls act, he remembers that vibrant, wild fabric hanging on the corner of a door and he gets curious.
And the more curious he becomes, the more he discovers about her that has him feeling things a whole lot hotter than curiosity. Things that shake up life as single parent to his three kids, scrape against his career as high school principal and -- oh, yes -- definitely threaten his stretch of celibacy.
Numbers, that's where Vanessa is comfortable. Not all this interaction with people that she's been pitched into. Especially interacting with Josh Kincannon. Why does he insist on drawing her into his small town, his life, his children? And the biggest question -- what kind of man is this, who not only looks at her, but SEES her, when that's the last thing she wants?
Or is it?
Seasons in a Small Town series
What Are Friends For? (Spring)
The Right Brother (Summer)
Falling for Her (Autumn)
Warm Front (Winter)
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Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells
About the Author
In addition to her romance and women's fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.
Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and-for 20-plus years-an editor at the Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.
She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Learning the lesson of letting people be themselves is not as easy as it seems, but this story gives a lot of pointers. It is nice to get to know the people from this great community.
Falling for Her by Patricia McLinn Seasons in a Small Town Series Book Three Josh Kincannon: Principal of the local high school, outgoing, divorced, raising his three kids on his own. Happy in his small town of Drago, Illinois. Vanessa Irish: CFO of Zeke-Tech, prefers being alone, single with no plans of changing that state. Blunt, very blunt. Works in her office in Virginia and that's pretty much her life. Until Zeke has her coming to Drago to help set up the computer lab. I'm loving this series and it continues with this book. Josh and Vanessa are great characters. Vanessa has a very unique way about her that sets her apart from other characters. And Josh's three kids are awesome too. They all come alive and add to the story. **Sexual Content