by Shirley Jump

December 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4201-0036-5
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Mass Market Paperback

Simply The Best by Shirley Jump is a passionate story that allows us see two people who are so blind by the possibility that they could love each other. They both have two different ideas of how they want there lives to be and having each other as best friends is very important to them. They do not want sex to be the end of their beautiful friendship that they have had since first grade.

When Alexandra Kenner finds out her latest boyfriend is married she must find another place to live. Moving in with Grandma is out of the question for there is no way she can pass as a senior citizen. While visiting her Grandma she learns that she has a home but it needs some extreme fixing up. Not only will it be a nice home for her it may heal some old hurts that are in her past. This home was once her Motherís and sisterís home too.

Mack Douglas is Alexandraís best friend and also a contractor who offers to help her when she says she must fix this house - at least enough to sell it and get one she thinks she will be happy in. Mack is there to catch Alex whenever she has needed him but this time something is hurting their friendship. He has even gone as far as to set her up with the man of her dreams. One who is stable and ready to settle down, get married and have a family, just what Alex is looking for? But at what cost to either of them? Will Mack realize it before it is too late that Alex is for him and marriage could work?

What will it take for these two to realize they belong together? Can they open their hearts completely and let the other in? What about the secrets that they are keeping from each other?

I loved this book and could not put it down. There are other characters that help them see things can work. The title Simply The Best fits the book all the way. It is one of her best if you ask me. I LOVED IT!

Reviewed in November 2008 by Theresa.

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