Love at Last
by Claudia Connor
A simple, heart-warming, almost angst free read that left me with a feeling of contentment that doesn’t always happen, so was most welcome.
Claire is on her honeymoon, unfortunately it is one that she is enjoying without the man that she thought that she would spend the rest of her life with after her nuptials too an unexpected turn.
Single dad Deacon is at the same resort but for slightly less salubrious reasons, he is at a conference, although I am sure that he was relishing the break, because being the sole parent to twins means that he certainly has his hands full.
Life for the two of them takes an upturn when they quite literally fall into each other’s arms…well maybe not quite, but she does end up in his arms when he does the gentlemanly things and catches her when he takes a tumble. With time on their hands and an instant attraction it doesn’t take long for the sparks to fly and the clothes to come off, but as soon as it began their time together is over and since Deacon has disappeared of the face of the planet, Claire can’t help but think that she has been abandoned yet again. But life doesn’t always telegraph its intent and there are more than enough surprises left in store for this rookie pair.
Deacon was totally yummy, and I liked the way he treated Claire, as if she was the most precious thing to him…well other than his kids that is.
The author has a distinct way with words, they way that she imparts character into not only Claire and Deacon but also his children truly brought the story to life. There were some superb supporting characters and with a few unexpected twists and turns along the way, I have to admit that I knew before I reached the last page that this was worth every one of the five stars that I am going to give it.