Can a CPA and her brash, young intern reconcile their differences, or will the answers hit too close to home?
Kelly Rolen is a CPA—she’s smart, she’s focused, and she’s worked hard to build an orderly career and a respectable life in her hometown of Darlington, Illinois. Everything is precisely as it should be. Well, it is until her father suffers a debilitating stroke during the busiest time of her year—tax season. Suddenly, Kelly finds herself overworked, exhausted, behind schedule, and forced to hire an intern to meet her deadlines.
Elliot Garza is young and brash, but she’s also a talented accounting student who is charismatic, driven, and solely focused on completing her internship so she can escape from the bleak Midwestern town to Washington, DC and her dream job. She knows she has the professional skills necessary to do the job well, but she is less certain about her ability to handle her beautiful, prickly, demanding, and compelling new boss.
In this fresh new romance from one of the genre’s top young authors, will Kelly’s past and Elliot’s future add up to something greater than the sum of their escalating attraction, or will the answer to their equation end up hitting too close to home?
“When you’re convinced you’re broken, even the most loving messages can’t get through. The sparks Kelly and Elliott feel catch fire intermittently, but self-sabotage is the most insidious of relationship killers. Spangler takes us down to the depths of these women’s souls, then whisks us back up on a dizzying ride.” —Award-winning author, Susan X. Meagher
“Overall this was my favorite of the three (Darlington Romances), and probably my favourite from Ms. Spangler to date. I felt more engaged, despite the simplicity of the plot and traditional format, somehow i was convinced to care more deeply about a character I didn’t even like, and had distinctly disliked in the earlier story. I am looking forward to seeing where Ms Spangler’s more mature style takes her next.” —The Lesbian Reading Room
“What is really wonderful here is the both of the main characters here are not particularly likeable (to say the least) yet the author manages to have us both caring about and liking them as the plot progresses. It is also an interesting study of two people who seem to be mismatched in the beginning but who later find ways to understand and ultimately love one another.” —Amos Lassen Reviews
Rachel Spangler is the author of ten lesbian romance novels and novellas and the winner of two Golden Crown Literary Society Awards. She pens the popular blog, Wonder Boi Writes, and lives with her wife and son in Western New York.