“The urge to contact an old boyfriend should be approached with extreme caution, I always say,” begins Dublin girl Aislin Moore...In this breezy romantic comedy, twenty-something Aislin suspects that her life is seriously stuck in neutral. All she needs is a man…or to be precise, a father.
Not for herself—as a single mammy, she’s completely estranged from her scruple-impaired dad, and plans to keep it that way. But her daddy-hungry son Kevin has been without one long enough…and she’s determined to succeed at motherhood, even if the rest of her life is a bit of a disaster. So Aislin follows the mad impulse to track down the perfect father-figure for her little boy: who else but Ben Carpenter, Kevin’s real father. She's determined to keep things platonic, especially after their truly awful breakup seven years ago. But Aislin has a way of mucking up her most inspired schemes. Sequestered with Ben and Kevin in the Irish countryside, she finds her chemistry with Ben is stronger than ever…then her father’s unexpected gesture creates a seismic shift in their relationship too. What should she do? Ignore her father, or take a chance on forgiveness? Cool it with Ben, or take a chance on love?
In this coming-of-age romantic novel, discover if a commitment-shy young mother can find her fairy tale ending...and watch for Book 4 of the Ballydara series, The Galway Girls!
"Browne has done wonderful work in capturing Ireland's language, socioeconomic picture and current cultural milieu from pubs to puddings." --The Bellingham Herald
About the Author:
Susan Colleen Browne weaves her love of Ireland and her passion for country living into her Village of Ballydara series, novels and stories of love, friendship and family set in the Irish countryside. She’s also the author of an award-winning memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills, as well as the Morgan Carey fantasy-adventure series for tweens. A big fan of “Downton Abbey” (favorite hero: Branson, the Irish guy) and the novels of Aussie Liane Moriarty and Irish author Marian Keyes, Susan is a community college creative writing instructor, and runs a mini-farm in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest, USA.
When not writing, Susan is putting up fruit, tending vegetable beds, and dreaming up new Irish stories. Since she loves reading and watching Irish stories too, she shares a list of favorite Irish books and movies at www.susancolleenbrowne.com.