Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So, I skipped book 6 because my library doesn't have it.
She's a librarian who for reasons, is renting the second story apartment to a handsome pilot playboy.
This was the first time there wasn't any real sickness or accidents involved; or any secret parents/children.
I like that she presents at first as drab enough that he's met her a number of times and doesn't remember her.
I like that it's not so much as she's drab as for many reasons, her life has been on hold for years, mainly caring for sick parents. The death of both her elderly parents has left her alone, but it's also freeing her to pursue her own desires, her own wish list.
What brings this couple together? Well, I guess there is sickness and accidents. Two young boys are in need of a temporary foster home: father died in military, mother is sick, and for reasons, librarian Julia is the only possible one who can take them in. But, as an only child, she has limited experience with kids and pilot Jamie, who is from a large family, steps in to help and save the day. I loved the two boys, because they are portrayed very real. Which means, sometimes they are as annoying as heck.
Characters from earlier books appear, sometimes wed, sometimes with kids, so the "happy ever after" happens -- but it doesn't happen at the end of the book. I'd call most of the endings as "happy for now," in that the two folks are together and yes, it's love, but it's not engaged/married/pregnant.
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