by K.C. Laine from the December 16, 2013 issue
Tagline: Lucy could only laugh at her brother's game-day superstitions--until the day he came over with his charming friend…
In a Nutshell: The power is out in the neighborhood Lucy and her brother live in. She invites him over to watch "the big game," and he brings over his handsome friend. Lucy had been hoping to see him again after her brother introduced them a week ago, and the friend was the one who asked to tag along. A win-win situation.
Observations: This story has it all, plus a photo of romantic guacamole, something I didn't knew existed.
Cute set-up that is not the norm? Check.
Cute child who allows the hero, Steven, to admire Lucy's parenting skills and thereby convincing the reader he's a family man? Check.
Male humor in which Steven teases Nate about his laundry habits? Check.
Self-deprecating humor between Steven and Lucy regarding his manliness? Check.
Both protagonists declaring they like each other, thus demonstrating their assertiveness and her readiness to get back out into the dating arena after her divorce? Check.
Witty, cute, make-you-smile ending? Check!
Nice job, Laine.
Photo by jeffreyw (cc)