When Fate Decides
by Tricia McGill
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
For too long Tessa has seen herself as plain and dowdy, just an ordinary suburban housewife. With her confidence eroded after being married to a bully who humiliated her at every opportunity, why wouldn’t she presume she was unattractive, and someone no man would find the least bit worth bothering with?
But now Tessa is a widow, and relishing her new state of independence. Her world is turned upside down by Jack Delaney, a man she spent hours fantasizing over when he worked for her husband. A man who gave her a deliciously secret outlet from her miserable marriage. When Jack enters her life again, professing he finds her attractive, why would she believe him? Especially as he is now wealthy, successful, still extremely handsome, and to add to that, years younger than her.
As Tessa pulled the door open, the words of rebuke died on her lips. It most definitely wasn’t a salesman. The man who stood there, smiling, was one she’d never expected to see again in her lifetime.
“Mrs Browning. I don’t know if you remember me,” he said. Oh, how she remembered him, and that rich voice of his. “The name’s Jack Delaney. I did some work here a few years back for your husband.” When she continued to stare at him in shock, he added, “We built the games room and extra toilet and shower room.” He shrugged. “Another guy and me were here for a month or so? You’ve probably forgotten me.”
If there was one person Tessa would never be likely to forget, it was him. His voice sounded deeper, but still held that same undercurrent of sensuality that caused her toes to curl.
This book was a challenge for me to review. On one hand, the premise of it was a little odd and unbelievable to me. Jack, who had been an employee of Tessa’s husband Des ten years ago, shows up at Tessa’s house to try and buy the business and tell her he had been pining for her ten years ago and still is now. Tessa, who feels the same way, brushes him off because he’s fifteen years younger than she is. Tessa seems flighty and nervous, not like the average forty-five year old woman. Even though she practically throws Jack out of the house after his advances, she ends up having dinner with him just a few days later. Jack also seems odd, this thirty year old man who’s loved Tessa for ten years. He calls her sweetheart all the time and acts like they’re best friends even though they were little more than acquaintances. It was all a little hard to get into. That being said, it’s an easy read and a nice romance. If you are looking for a book you can read in one sitting that is sweet, then you will probably enjoy the book. I give it 3/5 stars.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer? The local library was a treasure trove and magical world of discovery through her childhood and growing years. Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart.
Tricia’s love of animals has always shown up in her books. Tricia devotes as much time and money as she can spare to supporting worldwide conservation groups and is passionate about supporting those who do all they can to preserve our wildlife for future generations, especially elephants and orangutans who seem to be getting the raw end of the deal even in this enlightened age. She also volunteers for a local community group that helps disabled adults and children to connect to the internet with provided computer equipment. When people ask what she does in her spare time she is heard to ask, “Spare time, what is that?”
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