Thirty-seven year old Francie Davis, a recent widow and empty nester, gets to attend college at last. She’s sure her luck has changed when she also lands a job on campus that will pay her tuition, as administrative assistant to a history professor. When her handsome new boss yells at her on the first day of work, Francie worries she will never be good enough.
For Professor Alex Diederik, life is going downhill fast. Not only is his bitter ex-wife trying to poison their only daughter against him, but now his one place of solace—his work environment—is being complicated by his attractive new administrative assistant. She drives home his feelings of failure as a husband and father, and Alex wonders if hiring her was the right thing to do.
Francie will have to put aside her hurt and insecurities or risk her dreams, while Alex must look outside himself if he’s to mend the breach with his daughter. And, perhaps, find someone who can help heal his pain.
The Ripple Effect Romance Novellas are a series of clean romance novellas by various authors. You do not need to read them in order. “Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love.”
Title: Second Chances 101 (Ripple Effect Romance #5)
Author: Donna K. Weaver
Publisher: HEA Publishing
Release Date: May 5, 2014
Formats: 132 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover; e-book
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Ripple Effect (read in any order): Home Matters by Julie N. Ford (book #1), Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin (book #2), Righting a Wrong by Rachael Anderson (book #3), Lost and Found by Karey White (book #4)
A great novella with characters who are a little bit older than the norm. Really enjoying this series!