Single mom Rachel Gibson seriously needs a break. Between an absent ex-husband, rowdy twin boys, and running her own work-from-home business, her candle isn’t just burning at both ends, it’s a full-blown puddle of wax. She’s the go-to girl for other entrepreneurs, handling all the tasks they dread. Social media posts? She’s got it. Website updates? She’s on it. Light bookkeeping? She loves it.
Thank goodness Rachel’s about to get a reprieve, as her former in-laws plan to whisk her boys away for a summer of fun at the family lake house. But when her ex backs out at the last minute, she finds herself in a pickle. Even though she’s drowning in to-dos, she’s horrible at saying no—especially when it comes to providing some stability for her kids.
Once Rachel arrives at the lake house, she struggles to keep up with work and balance the demands of family, all the while fending off pesky new feelings for her ex-brother-in-law. Which makes her wonder…is falling for her ex-husband’s brother just one more messy complication added to the dumpster fire of her life? Or is anything possible when she’s out of office…?
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Rachel is a single mom of twins who keeps her on her toes and also has a crazier professional life.
She manages to deal with everything, her ex husband who seems to be an absentee and the cool and laid back parent, her in-laws and her ex-mother in law, mama bear who likes to interfere and her two sons who are always there for the kids, when their father cannot.
But in the middle of this organized mess, Rachel needs somehow a break even if she has never once complained about her choices and embracing it.
Suddenly she comes to notice some things who are in front of her and never paying attention or more in denial I guess, like really noticing her brother in law, Travis who was more than people described him, that it was okay to let people in and help.
It takes one summer at her in-laws usual vacation spot to make her see things in a different perspective. Plenty of sarcasm, colorful characters and some hilarious situations. I appreciated that Rachel understood that she could manage everything but letting people somehow helping her could make things easier. That she wasn’t that alone.
The author manages to capture a single mom drama that some readers can relate to. The cast of characters are endearing, Rachel and Travis made me smile a lot, swoony tons and their chemistry… off the charts!
A feel good book, a kind of warm and heartfelt.