Single mother Amanda Gardner, a new English professor at Buckley College, has to share an office with Carlton Winston, whom Amanda’s young daughter, Cecelia, doesn’t like, for reasons Amanda doesn’t understand. Both, however, like Journalism professor Marcus Dunbar. Only after Cece is hit by a car does she fully disclose during play therapy what Carlton tried to do.
But when the little girl finds Marcus in her mother’s bed, she asks Marcus if he loves her mother. When Marcus doesn’t answer Cece, Amanda reluctantly concludes she can’t see him anymore. If her daughter won’t accept Marcus, well, it just won’t work.
How Marcus and Amanda finally come to terms with Cece’s perceptions reveals how parents are influenced by their children’s understandings of adult behavior in this tale of romantic suspense.
About Kate Vale (Bellingham, Washington Author)
Kate Vale lives in the beautiful fourth corner of northwestern Washington state. She enjoys the slower pace of a small city located between Vancouver BC, and Seattle WA.
Her contemporary women's fiction novels--whether single title or the series'-- reflect the many different careers she has experienced and explores the numerous crises that confront real men and women in today's complicated world.
Helping her characters get to a happily-ever-after is a continuing goal.