by Stef Ann Holm

November 2004
ISBN: 0-7783-2086-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Mass Market Paperback

Along the coast of California is a special town called Belle Luna, so named for the beautiful moon often seen there. However the residents of this small town also know the bright pink moon usually signals change.

Change is just what single mother Lauren Jessup is looking for when she picks up once again and moves herself and her son to this town that she saw on a postcard picture. Lauren seems to need change like some people need new toothbrushes, though. She often picks up her son Billy and takes off for new places. After all, as long as Billy knows that home is where the heart is, nothing else matters.

Lauren soon takes a job waitressing at the Wharf Diner even though it soon becomes evident that she is a much better cook than she is a waitress. However, she quickly has captured the attention of several of the townsfolk including one very handsome Nick DiMartino.

Stability is what Nick is trying to provide for his son Billy. Itís hard enough raising a son on your own while trying to keep your ex-wife from trying to take custody. The last thing he needs is to get involved with anyone, much less someone who is probably just passing through.

However, did you remember that I told you the bright pink moon often signals change? It is under this same moon that Nick and Lauren start to realize they canít fight the feelings that are growing between them. Is it possible that changes are in store for both of them?

Holm has certainly grabbed my attention since sheís made the move over to contemporary romance and this book is no exception. Not only does she create a sweet but also believable romance between the two main characters, what she does with Nick and Laurenís kids is just as good. I loved the friendship that developed between two kids who were total opposites. I found myself rooting for things to work out with the parents just so the kids could be brothers. A job well done, Stef!

Reviewed in November 2004 by Shelby.

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