The Favor

The Favor

by Blaire Edens

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Single mom Anna Bishop doesn

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ISBN-13: 9781546400554
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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The Favor


By Blaire Edens, Heidi Shoham

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2017 Blaire Edens
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-63375-960-2


CHAPTER 1

Anna Bishop checked the clock.

Ten forty. The guests would start arriving any minute.

Paper plates and cups, both with the red and black logo of her son's favorite superhero, Redhawk, filled one side of the dining room table. Black and red streamers hung from the ceiling, and party-favor bags, stuffed with pencils, candy, and erasers, were stacked on the hall table. She took a deep breath. Everything was perfect. She'd pulled it all together.

It was hard to believe her son, Louie, was already seven and nearly finished with first grade.

She missed the days of Thomas & Friends and Go, Diego, Go! Now, everything was about Redhawk, superhero.

And the only thing missing from this party was Redhawk himself.

Where the hell was he? He'd promised to arrive at least thirty minutes before the party started. Maybe he was on superhero business. Saving mankind. Vanquishing villains.

Yeah, right. The man she'd hired to play Redhawk was more likely nursing a hangover than fighting the bad guys. She should've known better than to pay him up front. Ronnie Queensly made his living dressing as superheroes, clowns, cowboys, and even the occasional princess if the money was right. He wasn't known for his reliability or his sobriety, but he was the only person Anna could afford.

Now, he was late.

It was going to take every single penny in her meager checking account to make it through the rest of the month. If Redhawk didn't show, Anna had neither the money nor the time to replace him.

Damn. My kid only has one seventh birthday, and the superhero is MIA.

No Redhawk meant a disappointed kid and a ruined party. Just one more failure her ex-husband would take pleasure in pointing out.

Can this day get any worse?

She slid her cell phone from the back pocket of her denim skirt and pulled up her best friend Taylor's number. They'd planned the party together, and now with Louie's father on his way, Anna couldn't bear the idea of facing him alone.

Just as she was about to text Taylor, the hair on the back of her neck stood up. That could only mean one thing.

George.

When she turned around, her ex-husband was looming in the kitchen doorway.

"George," she said in greeting. His muddy-brown eyes silently accused her. She had no idea what it might be this time, but it was always something with her ex-husband. Anna stepped to the right, placing her body squarely in front of the small patch of mold just under the cabinets. She knew she needed to call the landlord and have him look at it, but if it was something serious, she had no idea where she'd go. The house was the only place she could afford, and she didn't want George to see the grayish-green patch and use it against her. He had a way of making her feel like she was just waiting for the other shoe to fall.

"Louie had nail polish on his fingers when I picked him up from school yesterday."

Oh, shit. Louie had painted his nails black to be more like Redhawk, who favored glossy black, and she'd forgotten to take it off before he went to school. "He was playing. It was just a game."

"If you think I'm going to let my boy stay in this shitty rental house with a woman who's teaching him to be a sissy, well, you've got another think coming." George took a step closer and put his hands on his hips. "Nail polish is for girls. Only. You should look into for yourself."

She closed her hands, hiding her own chipped polish. It was hard to maintain a manicure when you cleaned houses for living, but she wasn't going to take the bait. "He's just a kid."

"You're making it easy for me when I decide to sue you for custody."

Every time Anna did something George didn't agree with, he threatened to take her son. So far, he hadn't pursued legal action, but she feared that he would. Like the proverbial ax hanging over her head, the threat was always in the back of her mind. "I'll fight with everything I have to keep him with me. I won't let him grow up to be a bully like you."

George laughed. It was threatening and sinister, and she recalled the fear she'd lived in when she'd been married to him. Even though he'd never hit her, the threat had always bubbled just below the surface. Her scalp tingled, and she resisted the all-too-familiar urge to run away from him. This was her house, and she wasn't going to back down. "You ain't got much fight. You live paycheck to paycheck. Hell, I'm surprised you didn't have to beg me for the money to throw this party."

"Not everything is about money, George."

He moved closer until the smell of the cheap, acidic drugstore aftershave he favored burned the back of her throat. It still turned her stomach. He used his size to urge her backward until her ass hit the counter. She swallowed the fear. "Back up. This is your child's birthday party. We can discuss the nail polish later."

"We'll discuss it any time I want to discuss it."

She hated that George still had the ability to scare her, but, this time, she was going to stand her ground. "I said that we'd discuss this later."

"Don't fucking tell me when we'll discuss it." He grabbed both of her wrists and pulled her toward him until her breasts brushed against his T-shirt.

"Let me go," she demanded. While the threat of violence had always been there, he'd never been quite this forceful. Her heart pounded as she fought to control her breathing.

"You should listen to her, George." She looked over her ex-husband's shoulder to see Redhawk standing in the doorway.

The muscles in his jaw twitched.

That's not Ronnie Queensly. Not by a longshot.

His clear-green eyes shone through the feathery mask. Judging by the way the spandex hugged his body, he was slender but fit. She tried not to notice the way the tight costume showed off the firm muscles of his thighs, but it wasn't easy to ignore.

Maybe a real superhero is going to save me this time.

If she weren't so nervous and scared, she might be a little interested in meeting the man behind the mask. Peeling back the shimmery black and red spandex. Her gaze traveled along his muscular shoulders, down the length of his chest, over the flat of his stomach. Her eyes got stuck at the bulge in his tiny red underpants.

It wasn't small.

Anna hoped superheroes didn't use the old potato trick. It would be a major disappointment. She'd had a crush on Redhawk for years, way before Louie discovered him, and the man in front of her was the perfect incarnation of the superhero. It wouldn't take more than one glass of wine for her to believe this man was the real article.

"Who the fuck are you to tell me shit?" George asked. He dropped Anna's wrists, and she slumped back against the counter. He turned to face Redhawk. "Is that sissy costume making you brave?" A sneer lifted the corner of his mouth. "You probably like nail polish, too."

The superhero's fist connected with George's nose in the blink of an eye. Anna winced at the crack of bone on bone. Like an action movie in slow motion, she watched as George stumbled backward, tried to get his balance, and then doubled over, clutching his nose.

I've just been saved by the world's hottest superhero.

CHAPTER 2

Blood poured from George's nose. Anna grabbed a dishcloth and handed it to him. "Maybe it isn't broken."

Clark half hoped it was. The son of bitch surely had it coming. Even though he hadn't been in a real fight since he'd clocked Billy West on the playground in fourth grade, he couldn't stand by and let that bullshit continue. In the heat of the moment, a punch had seemed like the logical way to stop it.

"Oh," George moaned.

"I hope to hell it's not broken. It's the last thing I need," Anna murmured, half under her breath. She ran her hands through her hair then tugged at one tangled curl. "The only superhero in the universe who makes things worse ends up in my kitchen. Figures." Anna looked at Clark. "Why did you have to hit him?"

"You should ask him that." He pointed to the man on the floor.

She narrowed her eyes. "It's none of your business. I hired you for a birthday party. Not to vanquish villains."

Redhawk shrugged. "He shouldn't have crossed the line."

"I hope the kids didn't hear any of that." Anna bit her lower lip. "Our relationship is complicated."

"It's not complicated. At all. He had no right to talk to you that way. Period."

"Is anyone going to help me?" George, nearly forgotten in the corner of the kitchen, asked, his voice muffled through the blood-soaked dishrag.

"I appreciate you sticking up for me, but it's just that —" "Will you shut up and help me? Damn. I'm bleeding," he snapped.

Taylor walked into the kitchen. "What in the fresh hell?" She surveyed the damage and looked at Anna. "Why is the jackass on the floor?" She pointed to George.

"I hit him, and he fell," Clark said.

Taylor looked at him as if he'd lost his mind. "You what? That's not like my brother at all. This Redhawk thing may be what you've needed to break out of your shell. Anna's needed someone to punch that bastard for a long time."

"Brother?" Anna asked. Her eyes went wide with shock. "But I thought —"

Their eyes met, and a sizzle of attraction pulsed between them.

It had been so long since he'd felt it, he'd forgotten how nice it was. He wasn't going to get used to it, though.

Instead of answering the question, Taylor laughed. And laughed. Until tears ran down her cheeks.

Damn it. This favor was quickly moving into the disaster category.

"The kids are demanding to see a superhero. I don't know what happened here, but I need a Redhawk stat." Taylor wiped a tear from her eye and immediately started giggling again. "This is not how I envisioned this would turn out." The door swung closed behind her, leaving Clark and Anna alone, except for George, who was still on the floor moaning.

"I never imagined we'd meet this way," Clark said.

"Never rescued a damsel in distress before?" Anna smiled, and he realized how beautiful she was.

He shook his head. "Maybe it's the costume."

"I can't believe a man named Clark dressed in spandex just clocked my ex-husband."

"And just when I thought there was no more irony in the world."

He wasn't usually a superhero. As a thirty-year-old architect, he was more comfortable in jeans and a polo than metallic spandex, but when Taylor had told him that the man Anna had hired had bailed, he couldn't refuse.

He remembered the year his dad had blown his birthday all too well. He'd promised Clark a weekend in Atlanta. They were going to watch the Braves play the Mets, eat at The Varsity, and swim in the hotel pool. Clark had spent the weeks leading up to the big day staring at the tickets. He could still remember the heavy cardstock and the silvery hologram stickers in the top corner. On the morning of his birthday, he woke up to find only the housekeeper downstairs. His parents had decided to go to the beach for the weekend instead.

He'd burned his Braves T-shirt and cap in the fire pit on the back patio.

Clark still had the unused tickets in the back of a dresser drawer. For some reason, he couldn't bring himself to toss them into the fire that consumed had his shirt. He'd passionately hated the Braves ever since.

Dressing up and playing Redhawk was the least he could do. Even if the superhero Speedo was likely to give him a diaper rash.

The mom standing in front of him made it even more worthwhile.

Petite, standing only five two or five three, her hair was so black her loose curls shone blue in the sunlight streaming through the bright-green spring leaves. She wore a short denim skirt that showed off her shapely legs. He tried not to wonder what color panties she was wearing.

Her white shirt clung to the delicious curves of her body, and the deep V of the neck showed off the tops of her breasts.

Finally, something tight I can appreciate. Later. When I'm not in spandex.

Her eyes were a deep blue, the same color as ripe blueberries, and she smelled spicy, like cinnamon.

Even though he wasn't looking for long term, never would be, he could certainly imagine himself spending a night or two with her.

Taylor talked about Anna all the time and had tried to set the two of them up on a date several times. He'd had no idea she looked like this or he would have jumped at the offer.

This was one mom he'd like to —

Too late now. I don't deserve a second glance from someone like her.

"I need a crash course on Redhawk," he said. "I'm afraid I'm one of the few people who didn't see the movie."

Her face fell. "But you read the comic books, right?" He shook his head. "Nope."

Anna chewed on her bottom lip. "Fights for right. Stands up for those without a voice," she stammered.

"I figured that much. What makes him different?"

"He's a genius who can fly. He can see not only what we see, but also things in the ultraviolet spectrum. He was changed into Redhawk when he was a teenager. After he left the scene of his parents' tragic death s, he got lost in a swamp and was saved by an actual black hawk. His archenemy is the Blot. He has a secret tattoo. It's never been revealed."

"Where's the tattoo?"

"No one knows for sure, but in the movie, he hints it's on the inside of his wrist. It's just one of the many mysterious things about him,"

"What's the image?"

"It's not an image. At least, the movie leaves you believing it's a date."

"What does it signify?" he asked.

"Either the date of his parents' deaths or the date he became Redhawk. But like I said, no one knows for sure. And since he became Redhawk the day after his —"

He pulled back one of his sleeves and turned over his wrist and interrupted her rambling. "Will this work?"

Her eyes went wide. "Is that a real tattoo?"

"Of course it is."

She shook her head. "There's no way. It's just not possible."

"Why? Lots of people have real tattoos."

"It's eerily similar to the one the real Redhawk has. Are you some kind of obsessed fan?"

"Never read a single comic book."

"It's perfect. Too perfect" She ran her index finger across the ink and an electric sizzle ran up the length of his arm. "The kids will love it."

"I'll focus on it, then." He tugged his sleeve back down and his gaze met hers. "Anything else?"

She chewed on her bottom lip and he tried to ignore the building attraction. "The main thing is his voice. It's deep, gravelly. Think Johnny Depp with extra bad boy."

He cleared his throat and lowered his voice an octave. "Like this?" With the way she was looking up at him, the bad boy part was going to come easily. They were only inches apart. He watched the rise and fall of her breasts with every breath. She smelled like warm vanilla mixed with cinnamon. Sexy and sweet. It wasn't easy to resist the urge to reach out and touch her cheek. He wanted to brush a stray curl back from her face and see what his touch did to the rhythm of her breath.

She nodded. "You're more convincing that the real Redhawk." Her voice had a flirty edge to it and he liked it.

Don't start anything. It would only be leading her on.

"Take the gift. It's supposed to be from you. I'll take care of him." Anna picked up a small box and pressed it into his hand. Wrapped in bright red and tied with a black bow, it matched the colors of his costume perfectly. Even through his black gloves, he felt the warmth of the woman's tiny hand. He noticed her skin looked rough and cracked, but her fingers were beautifully shaped.

"What's your son's name?"

"Louie."

"Don't worry about the kids. Redhawk is ready." He held up the gift and winked at her on his way out of the kitchen.

CHAPTER 3

When Clark stepped into the living room, the noise stopped. Every kid in the room turned to look at him. Their eyes were large, filled with the excitement he'd expect to see on Christmas morning.

"Do I need to introduce our guest?" Taylor gestured toward Redhawk.

The kids answered with a loud and resounding, "No!" Clark walked into the circle of children and summoned his deepest voice. "Where is Louie?"

Amid whispers and shoves, a little boy with chubby cheeks and big blue eyes stepped forward. He was skinny, all knees and elbows. His hair was a mop of black curls. It was easy to see his mother in him.

"You're Louie?" Clark asked.

The child nodded, his eyes never leaving the Redhawk mask.

"Happy Birthday, Louie."

"Thank you, sir," Louie said and stuck out his hand.

"I hear you're a fan." Clark took the little hand, and they shook. The kid's handshake was impressive.

"Yes, sir. These are my friends. They love you, too."

"I'm pleased to meet all of you." Keeping up the deep voice wasn't easy, and his throat felt weird. He knelt to look Louie in the eye. "I brought you a present. Would you like to open it?" Louie nodded.

Clark handed him the small box.


(Continues...)

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The Favor 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
This a sweetheart if a story with some spicy heat mixed in. Clark is super at faking things and has a tendency to take it to the extreme. This is awesome because his heart is golden. Poor Anna is put through the ringer with her ex-husband. Clark and Anna made a great team and Louie was adorable. I liked Taylor and Jake as supporting characters and hope they get their own story too. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
The premise for this one is so charming. It has a touch of pretending, which are my favorites. So I was very excited to read it. And it was good. But just good. I like Clark. It's cute that he dresses up to pretend to be a superhero for a birthday party with a real name like Clark. But the real Clark is much more than a superhero. He has a fixer personality and takes on way too much guilt. He tries to so hard to make things right for the ones he cares about that he sometimes goes overboard. But it's endearing. And I loved him so much. Anna is sweet and wants to keep her son at all costs. She agrees to the fake marriage in hopes that it will turn the tide and allow her to keep her son. The thing is, I just didn't feel like we knew much about Anna. She doesn't have much depth. Really the story is lacking in depth. It's a surface story like water skiing compared to scuba diving. There's a lot of tell not show in this book and it costs the characters. They're too flat. Made of pages of a book, they just don't feel real. The story has the same issues. Too much of it is summarized. There were lots of times that I was sad events didn't get experienced. The last two weeks in the cabin is a great example. It would have made for some great scenes where these characters battled with their feelings but instead we got a sentence or two about how hard it was. I'm not sure if this will end up a series. If not, I really wish the author had tied up the the Taylor and Jake questions. Both of those characters have great potential but just miss. I actually feel like I missed a great story and settled for just a good story. The premise is so good. I can see it all playing out with a guy just like Clark - a fixer who feels guilt too deeply. But it missed the mark. It settled for just a good story. If you have a few hours, it's a nice distraction but it left me feeling unsatisfied.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Anna Bishop was utterly distraught when, half an hour before her son Louie’s birthday party, the superhero guest of honour Redhawk had not shown. To make matters worse, Anna’s ex-husband George shows up, and starts acting up, and that’s when Redhawk appears and decks George. Clark Wainwright’s sister Taylor is Anna’s best friend, and when she told him of Anna’s plight, Clark rushed to the rescue; Clark knows how it feels to have a birthday party ruined. Unfortunately in a way, Clark ruins the party for Anna, as George threatens to sue and take Louie away from her for good. Anna had been a fan of Redhawk growing up, and she is rather impressed to see the faux superhero; Taylor had been trying to set up Anna and Clark for ages, but it had never come to be, and now Anna regrets it, and so does Clark. When I read the blurb for THE FAVOR, I thought it looked light and fun, and it is, however there are some more serious undertones, when we learn about Anna’s and Clark’s personal stories. Clark cannot stomach how George behaves, and concocts a plan to help Anna and Louie, I did not quite expect it, but it was a logical solution according to Clark’s reasoning. Blaire Edens skilfully depicts life in a small town, and I liked that Anna and Clark feel like ordinary people; even George, who is a big fish in a small pond, is a believable character. While Anna and Clark’s initial attraction is undeniable, a relationship is not on the radar for neither of them, and they are somewhat taken by surprise when it happens, and it felt real. At times, some actions felt a bit overdrawn, mostly regarding Clark’s and Anna’s inability to come to terms with their past, but it worked in the grand scheme of things. Ms. Edens’ prose is unpretentious, yet every element comes across clearly, which is entirely well-suited to the small town. I liked all the characters, and Clark – in spite of his shortcomings – is a great guy, Anna is very relatable and a great mom to sweet little Louie, whom I really liked; not too cute, just enough. THE FAVOR is an amazingly quick read, I thought the notion of the superhero was a fantastic idea, as it has quite a bit to do with the whole story in a way, and this is rare: THE FAVOR’s ending is exceptionally well executed, so much so that it actually raised my rating! Well done, Ms. Edens! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. This review is also featured On Straight Shootin Book Reviews. I give 4 ½ stars
AllisiaWysong More than 1 year ago
We all have needed help from time to time; it is just a matter of how far we go to get it. Anna Bishop has not had it easy; she has been a single mom sharing custody with her ex for five years. In that time she works hard to prove she can do life on her own. Her ex-husband is a real jerk and is always threatening to take their son from her. He hasn’t in the five years Anna has had him but one blow to his ego and BAM, lawyers are called in. Who did the blow, Clark Wainwright. Clark likes to help, he has a driving force inside him to make things better, fix his mistakes. There were so many ways to fix this problem but the one they settle on is a fake marriage. That’s right, most extreme case. As a single mom of two awesome little girls, I really wanted to read this book. There were issues I had with Anna and how she handled the marriage. I don’t know about other single moms but I am very honest with my girls. If something is temporary or long term I explain it to them. Anna doesn’t do this and it aggravated me to no end. However, to each, her own and for the most part I loved the mistakes and real feel these two brought to the table. Life isn’t easy and it’s not perfect, this is shown in this book. Clark and Anna are both fighting to keep things light and just physical. We know how that works in these books though, things get complicated and they must decide if life is better together or worth going back to normal. I am giving this read 4 Stars because of the bit of frustration I endured but all in all I enjoyed the book and would recommend you read it! ***I received this ARC from Entangled for an honest review***
gigiluvsbooks2 More than 1 year ago
Single mom Anna Bishop doesn’t want help from anyone, but she does need a superhero for the birthday party she’s has planned for her seven-year-old. Luckily, her best friend’s brother agrees to suit up and play the role. When architect Clark Wainwright agrees to do his sister a favor, he never expects to end up in a pair of tights…not to mention the tight spot he ends up in when he creates trouble for his sister’s best friend. Clark is a fixer, and he’ll do whatever it takes to fix the problem he causes for Anna and help her keep her son…whatever it takes…even of it means proposing. Anna could do with a little rescuing…but it just might be Clark who gets saved in the end. Review: This is one of those stories that just make you go "Awe". It is sweet and sexy and you just want the couple to get over their obstacles and be together. Clark being a stand-up guy leads to an incident that leads him to trying to fix it. Being a fixer is Clark's Achilles heel, but in this case leads to a marriage of convenience. This marriage of convenience to Anna starts out as strictly business, but soon life and feelings turn it into something more. It was fun to read Clark and Anna's romance. I loved that Clark is not afraid to don a super hero suit (more than once) and goes above and beyond to help others. The fixer part of him puts him at odds with those who don't want to be fixed all the time, including Anna. Anna, single mom dealing with an ex trying to take custody away is doing all she can to get by and make a life for her and her son. Loved Clark and Anna together as a couple and as individuals. Having read one other book by this Author, I picked up this knowing I liked the other book and the writers style. I was not disappointed. This is a stand alone title and a quick read so good for an afternoon when you want a feel good romance. I am a little curious if Clark's sister, Taylor and his friend Jake might get a story??? I think they should ;) A wonderful, charming romance! 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
The Favor is the second book I have read by Blaire Edens. This is a nicely executed marriage of convenience romance, even though the plot lost some of its connectivity from time to time. A determined mother, a meddling but caring new husband, and a cute little boy and his dog, all come together to create the heart of the story. The only goodness that came out of Anna Bishop's marriage was her seven-year-old son Louie. Her ex is a big bully and his powerful family is quite influential in the community. As a result, Anna does everything she can to keep the peace, so that she will continue to be Louie's primary parent. Anna savors her independence and does not like to accept any help from others. She lives paycheck to paycheck, and making ends meet housecleaning is difficult at times. When her ex decides to sue her for sole custody, she accepts an offer to marry her best friend's brother. In the eyes of the old-fashioned judge presiding over her case, this marriage will ensure that Anna keeps custody of Louie. Clark Wainwright is a talented architect and superhero. Filling in at Louie's birthday party for the no-show Redhawk is a success, however, breaking Anna's ex's nose is not. Clark blames himself for the eventual outcome of the incident, and marries Anna to ensure that she keeps Louie. Anna and Louie move into Clark's cabin, get a dog, and they all begin to form a family. Very quickly, Clark and Anna fall in lust and love. I liked this story. Clark is a very good person, and he goes overboard at times to fix situations that he feels guilty about. Anna only wants what is best for Louie, however, her pride sometimes gets in the way of her happiness. Anna and Clark are a hot couple both in and out of the bedroom. Overall, this is a great read, and I am looking forward to reading the author's next book. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one! This is a new to me author and I must say I really enjoyed her writing style and her fresh take on the familiar marriage of convenience trope. The characters are well developed and the story has a nice easy flow to it. Overall a very enjoyable read and one I definitely recommend. When Clark Wainwright agreed to do a favor for his sister, he never imagined he'd end up wearing tights, dressed as a superhero, and punching the birthday boy's dad square in the nose. While that was a very satisfying incident it also opened up a world of trouble for the little guys mom, Anna Bishop. Now he's come up with a way to fix the problem if he can just convince this woman he just met to marry him!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Anna Bishop is a determined single mom trying to find her way in the world without the help of anyone, after having to depend on her jerk of an ex-husband for everything, she wants to prove to herself that she can do things on her own. But every time she makes a little progress something happens and she finds herself struggling all over again, for instance, she scrimped and saved to put a birthday party on for her son, only to find that the man she hired to play Redhawk the superhero was a no show. But have no fear her best friend has things under control, she just so happens to have a brother that can save the day! And the minute he strolls through Anna's door she finds herself with a little superhero crush... and an intense desire to see what he has hidden under his costume!! As soon as Clark Wainwright hears that Anna is desperate need of a superhero for her son's party, he jumps at the chance to save the day, and help make Louie's party special. But shortly after arriving he witnesses something that he just can't ignore, and winds up causing a little trouble between Anna and her ex-husband. He has known for years that the guy is a self-centered jerk, and that accompanied with the way he is treating Anna, gets under Clark's skin, no woman should have to deal with that... so he intervenes. Anna is certain that her ex will retaliate at her expense, so Clark promises her that he will handle the fall back from his actions... no matter the cost!! This sweet and sexy story captured my attention from the first chapter, and held it intently until the last page was swiped, it was such a good read!! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with these characters, they charmed their way into my heart from the get-go and had me rooting them on the whole way through! Ms.Edens has created quite the literary treat for readers with this one, I highly recommend you add this one to your reading list, it is sure to warm your heart and leave you with a smile! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
With The Favor, Ms. Edens showed how one act of kindness can impact more than one life. Anna finds herself in a bind and her friend suggests a solution that proceeds to turn this single mom's world upside down. Clark, the uptight architect needs to lighten up. Never did he think a favor for his sister would involve a super hero costume, a bunch of seven year olds and him losing his heart. If laughter is the best medicine, The Favor is the perfect remedy. Sweetly humorous romance. Definitely one - click material.