Monday, February 27, 2012

Tina Gallagher, Misguided

Title:  Misguided
Author:  Tina Gallagher
Rating:  Four Siren Stones

Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Keywords:  Champagne Rose, Spicy
Page Count:  270     
ISBN E-Book:  1-60154-920-2
Price:  $6.00
ISBN for Print:  978-1601549204
Price: 12.99
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press
Reviewer:  Ashleigh

Tagline: Coming together over secrets and lies couldn’t have turned out better for these two. If only they could have twenty-twenty vision sooner before it’s too late.

After a vacation fling, a high school sex ed guidance counselor and a single father are forced to face each other in real life.

Having been the honor roll student, good girl in high school who got pregnant at sixteen, Cassie Finnerty knows what can happen if teens aren’t educated about safe sex.  Her job is to counsel the students, answer their questions, and hand out condoms when requested.

Jake Lucas is a divorced, single father raising his almost sixteen-year-old daughter.  When the contents of his daughter’s purse spill and condoms tumble out, he freaks out.  After interrogating his daughter, he finds out she got the condoms at school, so he goes to confront the person who gave them to her and gets the surprise of his life.

Growing up was never easy for Cassie, especially with a baby on her hip far too young.  Having to be an adult before her time didn’t make having a social life too easy for her, but when the opportunity to change all that on a vacation was a gorgeous man named Luke, the ideas were just too delicious to pass up.  When the cold light of day and reality set in, will the adventure be worth it or will Cassie decide that one casual fling was enough to last a lifetime?

For Jack “Luke” Lucas, meeting Cassie was the best thing that could have happened to him.  But when she becomes more than a dream, but a living breathing thorn in his side, can Luke see past everything to the woman that won his heart without even trying?

This heartwarming story was a really great read that showcased the two main characters and the struggles they went through to be together in the end.  Tina Gallagher is a new to me author, but I can definitely say that I will be looking for more of her works in the future since this one was such a hit.  The story held more than just sex and a HEA, but there was an actual background to each character and I have to say that was a nice change of pace.  The only thing I would have liked to see more of would have been the actually make up that happened between the main characters at the end, and the possible budding relationship between the best friends and kids.  Other than that this is a great story if you are looking for a lazy day read that will warm your heart and leave you content.

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