Rough Edges, Allie's Story, A Companion to the Sweet Montana Bride Series by Kimberly Krey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Description: Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined she’d be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasn’t even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; perhaps now they could explore the possibilities.
Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls, has been planning to stop by and see how she’s getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her single visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, he’s not sure he can open his heart again.
With this second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?
My thoughts: Second chances do happen once in a while. Allie is divorced and trying to make it on her own with her two teen daughters. She needs a little more income until she can get her jewelry business running well.
She takes a chance and goes to apply for the job as the secretary to her ex-husbands best friend. She remembers the sparks that flew between the two of them as teens and would like to get to know him again.
Braden hires Allie against his better judgement. He has had a hard time getting over her feeling for her and is not sure he wants to re-open old wounds.
This book is fun to read. I loved the Allie and Braden. It was also nice to have a few characters from her Kinmberly Krey's Sweet Montana Bride Series pop in a couple of times.
The book contains some pretty serious kissing, mild swearing, but it's pretty clean.