Forty-one-year-old Nicole Woods was content raising her son alone, working as an ad exec, and indulging in the more than occasional cleaning frenzy...until the night she met Wil Blanco.

Her friends have decided that while her son is away for six weeks, it's the perfect opportunity for Nicole to have a summer fling. Heading the top of the list is Wil -- sexy, successful, full of life...and twenty-five!

Regretfully, Nicole declares him "hands-off," but soon he's complicating everything, from her job at the advertising agency to her self-imposed ban on relationships. When Wil becomes her top client, she has even more reason to adhere to her "hands-off" policy. So why is Nicole finding it so hard to keep her hands off him?


     I so loved this book every woman has to wonder what if?  When they are getting older and another friends marriage bites the dust.  Or the worst of all they lose their husband by their passing.  My heart always breaks for them.  Like Nicole my children had always been my life as they got older it had become harder the more they broke away.
     But it’s natural and it’s a growing experience for both us and them.  Yet, for Nicole to be sideswiped out of nowhere and be asked for a divorce she had no time to downshift and a lot of time to mourn the loss of her marriage due to the fact she had a son to raise.  Something, Stephan seemed to take into consideration.  Or the well of his son’s mother when he came out of nowhere with the purge.
     So, now five years later she was still not secure about who she was as a woman.  She saw herself as only as a mom and a provider.  At forty-one-years-old, she considered herself undesirable to any man out there her own any let alone any man.
     So, when Wil Blanco happened to be at the Salsa nightclub that she and her best friends went to.  It was her first night out in forever.  Only because her son, six-year-old Josh, had gone to New York from there in L.A. with her.  He went to stay five weeks with his director dad.  Nicole agreed to one drink with her girlfriends.  Well, three drinks later, Annie a realtor, Paulina an aesthetician, and Wanda a fulltime wife and mom were a hoot and her crazy ass friends.
     When Wanda told Nicole that there was one hunk of a man that was checking her out and hadn’t taken his eyes off of her for several songs.  All of the ladies turned their heads to check him out.  She tells them, "Way to be sneaky girls."  She tells them that’s no man that’s William my neighbor’s son.   They were like he looks all men to us.  She’s like he’s like twenty-something. 
     When the waitress comes over with a round of drinks from Wil.  She has to go thank him.  When her Son calls.  She can’t hear so Wil takes her outside.  Now earlier inside they had danced one salsa together and Wil can’t take his mind off how good she felt and how much he wants her.  How much he always has.
     When Nicole gets off the phone he backs her up against the wall and kisses the stuffing out of her.  Things start to move fast which scares her so she leaves.  The next day she sees him and they talk over the snake her son didn’t tell her he was house sitting.  They start talking and there are sparks.  He shows her how to care for the snake.
     Little by little, he becomes a staple until he figures out another way in, a way she has to say yes.  Instead of saying no, too.  This was such a fun story.  Love is always throwing wrenches into the easiest of situations.  Nicole thought life should go on a set plan with no bumps.  But Will was showing her life’s bumps could have some amazing results.

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