Rated 4.78/5 based on 23 reviews
Alison's family has been gone for four years. The ache of their loss still exists. Her boss, Cole, is close to his own family and they welcome her with open arms. As Cole pursues her, as their feelings for each grow, Alison knows she'll have to tell him. She just doesn't want to relive that loss when she does.

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Words: 13,640
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452371276
About Miriam Smith

To write or not to write. It isn't so much a question as it is a need. With so many characters vying for a chance for their story to be told, it's little wonder this California native took the plunge and penned a short romance.

Miriam finds pleasure in bringing her characters to life, giving them a chance to tell their story as only they can. She writes what interests her--contemporary and, most recently, sci-fi/fantasy--and always ensures her characters find the happily-ever-after they rightfully deserve.

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Review by: emmeebee on Feb. 19, 2013 :
I didn't really get the importance of Alison keeping her secret a secret - yes, it'd have been awkward and painful announcing to him randomly that she'd lied but it wouldn't have lost her her job. The descriptions of 'simple breakfasts' made me conclude that I have no cooking ability whatsoever (probably partially true) or Alison is really interested in cooking (there is indication that she is interested but I'm not sure how much). I can't help but think it'd be weird for them adjusting to being married rather than to her working for him - will she now get a job elsewhere or will she continue in her job? And his thoughts during a kiss at the end kind of worried me but that kind of thinking appears to be common in novels with romance in them. Still worrying, but it's more a problem with the trend than just with this story. Editing was also a problem at times. Despite these issues - which I put first so I could end on the high note - I really enjoyed the story.
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Review by: Chloe Purvis on Oct. 01, 2012 :
Loved it so much I read it three times I loved the romance all the books I read from this author are but this and two others of hers are my ultimate favorite romance novels but I wish they were longer I can read them in an hour
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Review by: hrhsophia on Sep. 01, 2012 :
Such a beautiful story.
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Review by: Frenchy31 on June 13, 2012 :
Nice and easy little romance, like all her other books. Quick read but really enjoyable.
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Review by: kelly whitfield on Nov. 19, 2011 :
This is a good book.
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Review by: Jason Richardson on Oct. 30, 2011 :
It's nice to read a book that is well written and doesn't contain the smut that is so common in today's writting.
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Review by: Becky Timmons on Oct. 21, 2011 :
Loved it!!! Love this author!!
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Review by: Britany on Oct. 18, 2011 :
I loved thid book,no negatives about it,sooo sweet and just awesome!!
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Review by: Leopold Birkholm on Oct. 04, 2011 :
I liked this book. A romantic tale about a love sprung from day to day work.
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Review by: Bo Petra on Sep. 30, 2011 :
Story is great, writing is in the okay range, definitely needs editing work, for example see excerpt below.

"They never left their hotel room and he couldn’t have thought of a better to spend it then under the learning hands of his new wife."
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Review by: J.M. Cameron on Sep. 17, 2011 :
Wonderful! As goofy as it sounds they def complete each other! Alison is beautiful inside & out & Cole is a mixture of broading & sweet! Worth many more reads. Wish I had a family like his!
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Review by: T.M. Johnson on Sep. 11, 2011 :
There is sooooo much to be said about this book. I couldn't put it down. You fall in love with Cole and his crazy family. You feel for Alison once you get her back story. Would read it multiple times. It's so worth the time spent reading it!!!
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Review by: turtlebre3 on Aug. 14, 2011 :
loved the story
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Review by: Emma Lee on July 31, 2011 :
Amazing story! After reading this I immediately got the rest of them by this author. My only problem is that they are too short! I want more of this please! I will be looking for future stories! keep 'em coming!
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Review by: Blanche Elizabeth on July 26, 2011 :
What an adorable and sweet story! I just wish it was a little longer :(. I loved the interaction between the characters, and the optimism of Alison was so touching that you couldn't help but smile. A great story.
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Review by: Collette Scott on July 14, 2011 :
I downloaded this book last week and stayed up late to finish it. I love a book that really hits you emotionally, and Ms. Smythe really did that. It's a short, quick read, but to develop the characters and their relationship that well requires great skill. I was very impressed.
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Review by: nisha gupta on June 03, 2011 :
Very well written; Wonderful.
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Review by: Matara Liebow on May 14, 2011 :
I quite enjoyed this story, it was adorable and sweet and kept me reading until the end :)
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Review by: Chris Stanton on May 10, 2011 :
very well written, the emotions are felt very much by the reader. Smiled just about the whole time.
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Review by: Missy J on March 31, 2011 :
Enjoyed very much!
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Review by: COS SIEW on Feb. 07, 2011 :
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Review by: Natalie on Feb. 03, 2011 :
I enjoyed this story....quite emotional but wonderfully refreshing. Loved evey minute reading this story.
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Review by: Taruna Lamba on Jan. 15, 2011 :
quite emotional but wonderful nonetheless and a little suspense also. small read loved it...
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