The last thing Joe Fraser needs is an opinionated young teacher telling him he needs to get his act together with his ten-year-old daughter. It’s hard enough working all hours to meet his estranged father’s medical bills. Who the hell does Philippa Browne think she is? Unfortunately he’s desperate enough to take her advice. But when he attends a four-day school camp as parent helper his clashes with Miss Browne take an unexpected direction…
Pip hasn’t resisted the advances of charming, easy-going Californians to fall for this taciturn tough guy so close to returning to New Zealand. But does any woman walk away from the temptation of a dangerous attraction? And they both have a safety net – she’s leaving the States soon. Her unexpected pregnancy changes everything.
Pip’s not ready for motherhood and while Joe’s suggesting marriage, his heart’s not in it. Unfortunately hers is.
As for Joe, he’s been down this road before. But is he really repeating the past…or finally getting a chance to do things right?
“Bliss demonstrates a skill for snappy dialogue and clever plotting that will captivate readers.”~ RT Book Reviews
I love stories about divorced fathers trying to remain involved in their children’s lives.
Karina has written a gem here!
Joe Fraser has his hands full with his estranged father’s medical bills after a serious stroke, business dealings not panning out the way he needs them to, and a growing distance between him and his daughter. He doesn’t need advice from her nosy teacher.
When ten year old Kaitlin gets in trouble at school, Joe realizes he needs to make time in his busy schedule to go on a four day field trip in order to reconnect with his girl.
A rocky start makes him wonder if he made the right decision, not to mention a growing attraction to Kaitlin’s teacher. He manages to win over the girls he’s in charge of, but an emergency has him leaving camp early, creating misunderstandings that lead to an explosive confrontation and a kiss that gets out of hand.
Philippa Browne is drawn to the dour father of her favorite pupil, even as she sympathizes with his ex-wife. He seems to be more interested in his career than he is in his daughter and she can’t stand that.
She advises him he needs to step up before Kaitlin pays the price for his neglect. She’s surprised by the smart, funny, kind man she gets to know at camp and when she learns of the real reason for his absentminded parenting, she falls for him.
The problem is, she doesn’t want to fall in love.
I give Stay 4 lovely kisses- A sweet and spicy read!