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Violet can’t afford to lose her job—she has lots of bills to pay and needs to cement her new lease on life after a horrific trauma. She’s summoned with the hard task of kicking a failing student out of the prestigious school where she works—but she ends up colliding into the disgruntled father’s expensive car. Just her luck, said father is intense, bossy, and sexy as hell. Not to mention, off-limits.
Restauranteur Theo can’t have his troubled daughter kicked out of yet another school. He’s willing to do whatever he can to get through to Marcelle—even blackmailing the teacher for private lessons to help her pass. After losing his wife, he’d sworn off serious relationships. He can’t ignore the strong pull he feels toward Violet, but he makes it clear his heart isn’t part of the deal. Little does he know, an unexpected event will force him to second guess his choices.
Violet is the one who left her family to get help for severe post-partum depression. While she was gone she also finished her degree and now that she’s come back her world has changed radically. Her now ex-husband is marrying one of her best friends and while she isn’t totally comfortable with it, she knows they both deserve that happiness. She also has a great teaching job at a French language private school, but has been put in an awkward position by the principal. She has to inform Theo Brodeur that his daughter Marcelle is failing two classes and the rest aren’t any better. She’s has to tell him she has been expelled, but Theo is having none of it. He tears up the confirmation of the talk and leaves.
Upset with the outcome and what it could mean for her job, Violet leaves for home but distracted she rear-ends a car. The car with Theo Brodeur and his daughter Marcelle in it. Thinking quickly Theo comes up with a plan to keep his daughter in school. Violet would tutor his daughter for which he would pay her and convince Principal Clark to let Marcelle stay or he would tell the school of this accident. They would surely fire her after that and she really needs her job to pay off all the medical bills she incurred over the last couple of years.
Theo never expected to be so attracted to a woman so soon after his wife’s death and tries not to give in to his libido. On the other hand Violet is the first tutor that Marcelle has ever responded to, that in itself is a reason to stay away.
I love the way this story plays out, and it gets really sizzling. There’s also Principal Clark who isn’t happy with the turn of events and is determined to show Marcelle to the door.
I can’t wait to read the next book in this series which I am guessing will be Lara’s story.
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Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters beat doing math homework any day. Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband–living proof that opposites attract.
She found in writing her deepest passion and the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps talking about. When she’s not lost in the world of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her three crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.
She loves to procrastinate, so please indulge her and drop her a line. For more info, visit her website.