Over-forty, single mom Tess Howland’s life is all about caring for other people. Indulging in a one night stand is just what she needs. She doesn’t expect to meet anyone she would introduce to her kids, especially not some rich playboy who acts like a big kid himself. Even if he keeps giving her the best sex of her life.
Millionaire Miles Prescott can’t get the sexy nurse he met at a fundraising gala out of his head. For the first time ever, he doesn’t want a woman with no-strings-attached. He wants everything—even it comes with a ready-made family with a woman in her forties. Suddenly, helping with homework doesn’t sound like the worst thing in the world, especially if it means being near Tess.
But what happens when he’s ready to step up and she says no?
I’m so glad Entangled started their August line–“older” heroes and heroines FTW 🙂
I enjoyed One Night with the Millionaire, the first book in Ms. Schroeder’s new Daring Divorcees series. It’s a Cinderella fantasy story at its best–a single mother meets her millionaire at a charity gala, and their “one night” turns into more as Miles (slowly) decides being a playboy isn’t what he wants anymore and Tess (very, very slowly) readjusts her all-about-everyone-else life to let him in. Tess isn’t looking for a rescue–she doesn’t really decide to give Miles a chance until a member of her friend group (the Daring Divorcees) challenges her to, and even when having a wealthy boyfriend could have helped her out of a difficulty or two, she is determined to help herself. ((view spoiler))
Tess and Miles were great together (even though their early relationship was really heavy on sex…) and Tess’s kids added a bit of realistic fun to their story. I especially loved
At times Tess took her need to control things and resentment over her ex’s actions a bit too far (black moment, I’m looking at you!) but fortunately the DDs helped her see the error of her ways before it was too late and a really fun HEA was the result.
I can’t wait to see what stories come of the other challenges that were issued to the Daring Divorcees!
Rating: 4 stars / B
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
Shannyn is an occasional English teacher, who also works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.
Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.
After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”
So she did.
That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today. The 6-book O’Leary series has wrapped up, as well as 2 Hot & Nerdy new adult trilogies. She’s currently working on her next series.
She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.
Author’s Website: https://www.shannynschroeder.com
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