New York City self-help editor Olivia Marks faces her toughest assignment yet: parenthood. When her sister dies in a car accident, the career-oriented Olivia suddenly becomes the guardian to her four-week-old niece, Annabelle. She also becomes a challenge for Annabelle’s uncle, Brad Rushford, an old flame whose gorgeous green eyes bring Olivia’s fevered memories rushing back.
As the two circle each other in their small hometown of Mirror Lake, Olivia finds that Brad is as sexy and charming as ever—and now he’s the darling of the town as he expands his successful lakefront restaurant. Is his flirting designed to get serious, or get Olivia to lower her defenses and give up guardianship? What about the turreted, brick Victorian house Brad tours with a realtor and an attractive, no-strings-attached reporter, the same place where he and Olivia shared an unforgettable night years ago—is he looking for a future with Olivia, or planning to start a new life with someone else?
In the first heartwarming Mirror Lake story, steamy trysts and surprising twists lead two people to a future neither one expected.
About the Author
While growing up, Miranda Liasson was a willing courier for the romance novels her mother traded with their next-door neighbor, as it gave her a chance to sneak a peek at the contents. Today, Liasson writes award-winning romances herself. She has received the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award for Best Contemporary Series Romance. She enjoys writing about courageous but flawed characters who find love despite themselves. She resides in northeast Ohio, where she shares her home with her husband and three children, and her office with Maggie, a yellow Lab, and Posey, a rescued cat with attitude.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Brad and Olivia’s story is a wonderful novel of second chances. The author describes perfectly and believable the struggle of both Brad and Oliva with their own set of troubles. They were once together and besides being responsible (Olivia) or feeling responsible (Brad) for Annabelle, they are both still drawn to each other no matter how hard they both try to ignore it. Both characters are described beautiful and I felt really connected to them. The story is just great and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. > > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <
This is a sweet and wholesome read for me. Olivia and Brad grabbed my attention right from the beginning. Olivia finds herself a guardian of her sister's baby after a tragedy and Uncle Brad wonders if Olivia is up to the task of being a single parent. He just might have other plans in the making. This book will keep your attention as they battle for a solution. Loved this Mirror Lake romance and looking forward to the next book.
This Thing Called Love is a story about the surprises that life brings. With the unexpected come hard choices and heartbreaking decisions. This is one of those stories that makes the reader think: What would I have done in this situation? Received this story for an honest review and like every book there were some things I liked and some I did not. That being said I found this story a heartwarming and at times heartbreaking read about appreciating the good and bad things faced on the journey of life.