Amy has loved Quinn since she was 14. She is now 30. She never showed her feelings. He has never known her feelings. He dated another, married, and is now in process of divorce. His wife cheated on him. Amy needs legal help and calls Quinn's wife, but Quinn answers the phone. He gives her advice and then shows up to help her at a public hearing. Amy doesn't know Quinn is getting a divorce. She wants to avoid being with him because unrequited love is painful.
I wanted something meatier. The set up was ok, but too much vague communication going on. They each feel attraction but they don't let the other know. Then after she makes a move, he tells her it was a mistake. This happens twice. His thinking is he desires her, but he has nothing to offer her. They work in different cities, and his divorce isn't final. He won't have sex with someone because of those reasons? One of the rules of writing is to have characters act in accordance with their motivations and aims. He is not doing that. The author wants them apart. This was no fun.
I was further annoyed that three times the couple began hot and heavy kissing that would have led to sex, when Amy's mother arrives saying hello, anyone there? Again this was the author wanting them apart and couldn't figure out how to have the couple do it, so she had the mother do it. Three times?
Lisa comes to town and wants to help with the rehab. Amy should have said no. Quinn should have said something. Lisa and Quinn were in the middle of an unfriendly divorce. Allowing Lisa to join them and spend time with them was too soap opera-ish for me.
A secondary story that was interesting was Amy purchasing and renovating an old theater. She had conflicts with local politicians and an unscrupulous real estate developer who wanted the theater. That was the better part of the book.
Story length: 241 pages. Swearing language: moderate, including religious swear words. Sexual language: moderate. Number of sex scenes: 4 (includes 3 interrupted scenes). Total number of sex scene pages: 8. Setting: current day Daylesford, Australia. Copyright: 2010. Genre: contemporary romance.