No straight women. No parents of students. Nobody under thirty-five. Vanessa Martini makes no apologies for her dating checklist. She’s been up close to enough messy breakups to know what havoc they wreak in life. Just because people see her as fun and happy, and just because she loves her life in general, that doesn’t mean she can’t be careful. Or discerning. Or, okay, fine, super picky.
Grace Chapman is tired of being judged by her boss, by the husband she’s divorcing, by her parents. All she cares about now is her seven-year-old son, Oliver. The divorce is making him act out in school, and she just needs to find a way to help him so they can start again. What she does not need is the silent judgment she gets from his teacher. His wildly attractive, super sexy, annoyingly gorgeous teacher.
Grace ticks all Vanessa’s Do Not Date boxes. Vanessa is yet one more person who disapproves of Grace. Of course, they’re never going to fall in love.
A Swizzle Stick Romance Book 2.
I adored the first book in the series and could not wait for the tale to continue. Oh wow, it was like I was visiting old friends and I had really missed them! I was so happy to have this book! I felt so badly for poor Grace and yet I was rooting for her! She was so overwhelmed but she kept putting one foot in front of the other, doing her best to be what her son needed even though she felt like she was drowning in pressure. Vanessa too was loveable. She has such compassion for the people in her life. It was so sweet when she and Grace began to see each other as something other than rivals or enemies.