What if the one person you cant bear to be with is also the one person you cant bear to be without?
Jamie McClintock is a free-spirited artist and single mother who has at last found peace and freedom sharing a farmhouse with an elderly man and his young grandson. But when the old man dies, her idyllic country life comes to a halt, as the old mans estranged son, Nate, returns to claim the house and his child.
Jamie cant stand Nates slick, arrogant, salesman-like approach to parenthood, and Nate is irritated by her laid-back, earth mother view of life, not to mention her fondness for artsy knitted vests. This is definitely not love at first sight. But as they try to work out the logistics of raising their two little boysreluctantly enduring everything from games of hide-and-seek with Daddys BlackBerry to breakfasts of headless teddy bear pancakes - their lives become hopelessly intertwined. Its not until theyve gone their separate ways that they both realize that sometimes love sneaks through the door you were sure youd slammed long ago, and that rescue from the past can come from the unlikeliest places.
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"An absolute treat, Shelton's work rarely falters and is filled with realistic twists, complex characters and a moving conclusion." - Publishers Weekly.
"Starred Review. Shelton's third novel is an engrossing, charming, and often funny exploration of love and the relationships that result." - Library Journal.
"Sexy hero, lovable heroine, adorable kids Kissing Games of the World has it all. A complete delight. Fall into this buoyant, funny, genuinely touching story of two incomplete people finding the rest of themselves in each other. I loved it." - Patricia Gaffney.
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The author of two previous books, Sandi Kahn Shelton is a feature writer for the New Haven Register and a frequent contributor to Woman's Day, Family Circle, Redbook, and Ladies' Home Journal. She lives in Guilford, Connecticut. Visit Sandi Shelton's website and blog.
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