Series: Running Into Love #5
Author: Annalisa Nicole
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Ava Wellington is a busy, prestigious Seattle lawyer with her sights firmly set on her goals. She’s precise and calculated to a fault and doesn’t have time in her career for relationships, especially with a man like Jax. Neither he nor what comes with him were ever part of her plan.
Jaxon Landry is ex-military, turned chef of his own thriving restaurant and the best single dad he knows how to be. He lives and breathes for the happiness of his two little girls. For the past two years he’s lived in a dreary world of regret, loss, and disappointment. That is until he meets Ava. He never thought he’d see color again in his dreams, much less in a woman.
Can Jax show Ava that she is more than checklists and goals?
Can Ava keep her promise even when she’s handed the golden opportunity to her ultimate goal. Will she risk love over her career?
Family is a feeling, not a definition. There are no words for it. It’s a feeling in your gut, in your heart, and in your soul.
There’s nothing you can do to stop true love, it’s unavoidable.
Reviewed by Karen Lee
Even though this is book 5 in the series, it can be read as a standalone. The characters do overlap, but it is not necessary to have read the other 4 to follow the plot and storyline of this book.
Ava is an attorney, striving to make partner before she is thirty. She wants to be the youngest attorney to do so at the prestiges firm she works at. What that means is working 80 hours a week, at least, and absolutely no social life. She knows to reach this goal she had set for herself, there would be sacrifices she would have to make, and she is completely okay with that. While rushing to her office and them onto court for her first day on a new case, she has been mentally trying to talk herself into slowing down a bit. Her family is concerned at the long hours she puts in. Briskly walking with her favorite cup of coffee, she is slammed into and steadied by a large, strong set of hands. This is the second time she has bumped into the handsome restauranteur, Jax and is slightly stunned and breathless by his handsome face. He invites her to his restaurant to make up for the spilled coffee and ruined blouse, and isn’t surprised when she stands him up. This is the first time in years Jax feels anything for a woman since his wife died. He is not going to let her crazy schedule detour what he thought he would never feel or find again. How can a sexy, single dad make a sophisticated lawyer slow down enough to see what she really wants out of life isn’t a career? What she really wants is a partner to love and cherish her, to take care of her, like the relationship her parents have. Maybe with some divine intervention, Jax can convince Ava of that too.
What a great story! I felt like the family that both Jax and Ava had lost, were trying to steer them together from the first time they met. I love that kind of storyline!! Such a funny, sweet, sexy story that I greatly enjoyed! 4.5 stars!!
I am an “Indie” contemporary romance author. I live in California with my husband and two teenage boys. I absolutely love being a stay at home mom.
I never liked reading as a kid. I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoy writing.
Today I am a self-published author and it has been an amazing journey.
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