When Ellen Brittingham is contracted to do the landscaping for the estate next door, she isn’t sure what to think. She instantly fell in love with the car the wealthy widower owns, but she isn’t sure what to think of the man—or his beauty queen “Barbie-doll” fiancée. Still she has an instant bond with Adrian’s eleven-year-old son, Pete.
Adrian Sinclair doesn’t understand the effect Ellen has on him. After all, he’s engaged to be married to his right-hand woman, and his bride-to-be is struggling to understand what makes his son tick.
When Adrian’s best friend is accused of stealing from the company, Pete and Ellen become really close while Adrian is out of town. Activities with the boy, draw Ellen and Pete together. But is Ellen ready to risk her heart to a man who’s as good as married?
For Pete's Sake is the second book in Ms. Windsor’s Piper Cove Chronicles. It is nice to revisit with the characters we fell in love with in the first book, Wedding Bell Blues.
Ellen is a realistic, fun-loving character, more comfortable with dirt under her fingernails and greasy hands than in dresses and high heels. She knows the best fishing spots, and lives on a houseboat. Adrian, on the other hand, is rich, but not real comfortable in the rich-boy image his position forces him to maintain. Ellen’s free-spirit attracts him, and the fact that his son loves her adds fuel to the fire.
For Pete's Sake is a fun book, sure to keep the reader engaged from the beginning to the end. A letter from the author and discussion questions is included at the end of the book.