This second-chance romance hit all the feels for me. Rafael and his best friend fell in love with the same woman when they were just kids. Now, his best friend is dead, and Isobel is a widow. But she's still off-limits. Rafael swore to look after her and make sure she was OK, and he has other, more personal reasons to keep his distance.
Isobel still has dreams of having a family. She refuses to accept that those dreams disappeared when her husband died. So she sets her sight on Rafael as her baby daddy - not husband. Their two worlds collide when Rafael decides to take her up on her offer - with conditions. They have to "date" first to make sure it's what she really wants.
Watching these two get to know each other all over again was quite entertaining. Rafael is quite wealthy and Isobel sees him as a playboy. But there's a lot more to him than that, and he's going to show her. But he still knows that it's all for nothing - he will never be able to give her what she really wants.
There were so many small moments and touching acts between these two. They fall in love slowly and deeply. They have to come to terms with a lot of issues from their pasts, and at times it almost drives them apart. Nina Croft didn't disappoint with her characters and their story in this one.
**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**