A Mutual Favor
Kindle Edition, 186 pages
Published November 9th 2009 by Ellora's Cave (first published July 30th 2002)
Two good friends, two thorny problems.
Kurt needs a wife to convince a judge he can provide a stable home for his son. Shelly wants a baby to love. She's had a crush on him for years. He's never thought of her as anything more than his best buddy. So when she offers him a solution to both their problems, he's not sure. But knowing she wants him changes everything, and pretty soon he can't keep his mind or his hands off her...
If you're going to play the friends with benefits game, this is the only way to do it.
Never in his wildest fantasies has Kurt ever imagined Shelly as anything more than his best pal-until her abrupt confession of wanting a child (and the desire for him to father it), partnered with his lawyer's advice to take a wife to get more visits with his son, sets his world spinning. Now he count help the starving lust that's taken over his libido as he and Shelly honor an agreement that will give them both what they need. But for Shelly, the situation is far from everything she ever dreamed of. She's settling and she knows it.
Honest to the gods, Kurt does not deserve this woman! A virgin to both love and sex, Shelly has spent the last years as the best friend to the only man that's ever set her heart to flutter. It's a friendship most would envy but like every other woman in this world, she's forced to wait for Kurt to catch up and realize the possibility of what else they could be.
I hurt for Shelly. Couldn't read the pages fast enough because I so badly wanted her to find happiness and completion with this blind as a freaking bat of a man who really needed to get his act together. HEA does arrive, though way too realistically for my taste. 4 out of 5 stars.