“We weren’t supposed to fall in love”
I have been a Staci Hart fan for a while, so any new book she releases I’m guaranteed to read. I always enjoy her characters and storytelling and adding a single dad to the mix, how could you not want to devour this. I went into A Little Too Late completely blind, I didn’t even read the synopsis prior to starting, I just saw Staci Hart, so I automatically started reading it. Staci Hart plus that beautiful cover, it was fait accompli.
Hannah is an au pair from Holland trying to make it in the big city of New York and if that isn’t hard enough, poor Hannah has also had a very rocky start to her career being a nanny in the US. She had to abruptly leave her original family due to inappropriate behaviour and as a result, has landed herself on the doorstep of Charlie seeking employment.
“I always believed evil could be seen, sometimes in the smallest, quietest places. But those quiet places were also where you could see courage, strength, goodness.”
Charlie for me was such a likable character; he was warm and kind, but completely broken. He is trying to raise his two kids plus working like a Trojan and therefore surviving one day at a time. I really felt for him and I wanted nothing but the best for him; I wanted him to be brought back to life.
I loved both Hannah and Charlie, the emotion, humor and heartbreak that came with every beautiful written piece of prose that involved these two. It was such a joy to read how these two healed each other and the way Hannah swept in like a modern day Mary Poppins. Charlie was at his wits end with work and caring for his two small children, the lessons he learnt from Hannah were priceless. The sweet and tender moments they shared were breathtaking and whilst I knew they were meant to be, the anticipation and angst kept me captivated until the very end.
“I’m afraid. That’s the bottom line. I am scared that I’ll do all of this wrong, take a wrong step, and I’ll lose you.”
If you’re anything like me and love to delve into a beautifully written contemporary romance then I suggest you one click this one. I really felt everything while reading A Little Too Late, literally like I was living and breathing it and that just goes to show what a vivid picture Staci Hart has created for us to enjoy. I first fell in love with Staci Hart after reading A Thousand Letters and it continues with A Little Too Late. Make sure to check this one out.
About the Author:
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.
From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.