Here's the blurb:
Widower Dean Halvorsen is concentrating on just two things: his construction business and raising his teenage son. He doesn't really care about anything else. Not anymore.
Then Annabelle Nichols comes to Emmett's Mill, California, with her baby daughter, Honey. Before Dean quite knows how, Annabelle is working in his office and turning his world upside down. Still, the more time he spends with Annabelle and Honey, the more he realizes what's missing in his life. But Annabelle is all wrong for him.
Of course, when something—or someone!—is all wrong, that doesn't mean things won't work out just right.
Here's a story of two people that know that falling for each other is dangerous. The danger of getting their hearts broken. Annebelle thinks she can't compete with the memory of Dean's dead wife, and Dean doesn't want to fall in love again, for different reasons. There's also Dean's son, he's not dealing very well with Annabelle in their lives. But what happens next took me by surprise. (I won't get into it here, you have to read the book!)
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was short and sweet (just like I like them!), but it also had something more...a mystery. Who wants to hurt Annabelle? I loved the way she went back to confront a man in her past; and the way she made Dean realize that he wasn't the cause of something that hurt him so much. I really liked her character, I also like Dean, but Annabelle was the scene stealer for me.
I knew before I started reading this book that it was part of a series, usually it doesn't bother me, but now I have to go back and read the previous books of the Emmett's Mill' series.
An Imperfect Match by Kimberly Van Meter (4/5) Romance; Published: Harlequin (9/08); Harlequin Super Romance # 1513; Mini-series: You, Me & The Kids; Series: # 4, Emmett's Mill; 100 + Reading Challenge (50);