Sandy's heart was broken a year ago. With her new move back East to the Washington D.C. area she has a chance to start anew in her life. Little does she know the reason for her heartache has also moved back East to the same town. They soon meet again and sparks fly as they clash in business and in love.
Melanie Jacobson has written a strong character in Sandy Burke who is confident in life, but not necessarily in love. Sandy grew up with a distant mother and an absent father. Trust issues are huge for her and she has built a wall around her heart. Along comes Jake who with his good looks, impeccable style and brains to boot, and this successful lawyer will do anything to win her heart.
I always love the humor that is infused in Melanie's books. Even with serious issues, her characters seem to find funny things happening to them. One of the most humorous things in the book is when Sandy gets stuck in a cabinet with her behind sticking out.
Ten seconds later, Magdalena's voice,sounding strangely hollow to her inside the cabinet, asked, "Why is your bottom sticking out of the cabinet Sand Dollar?"
Please let her be alone, Sandy begged silently.
A choking noise that masked a laugh told her that her Ridiculous Situation guardian angel was currently off duty.
"Yes, Sand Dollar," Jake said from above her. "Why? And how can we help?"
A burn crept up her neck and face. "I'm dusting."
The other thing I loved in this book was the witty dialogue between Sandy and Jake...
She offered him a slow, mysterious smile, determined to restore some lightness to the evening. "If it makes you feel better, being near you does cause me some serious issues."
He leaned closer and coked his head, morphing in an instant from goofy to sexy. "Like what, " he drawled.
She closed the gap between them until a mere breath separated them. "I have to tell the truth," she whispered. "being this close to you is hard. I feel this overwhelming urge to..."
"What?" he whispered back.
There was a moment of silence, and then he burst out laughing again. When he pulled himself together, he gave her hair a playful tug. "Leave it to me to find the perfect woman and have her hate me."
There is so much more for you to read, enjoy and laugh about. There are some serious moments as she tries to heal her relationship with her new-age mother, Magdalena. Smart Move is different from Melanie's other books in that the characters seemed more mature, but this didn't take away any of the appeal that is always there in a Melanie Jacobson book. I liked this novel and every fan of Melanie's will love this new book too!
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