The first time I lay eyes on the man of my dreams, I mistake him for someone else and chew him out. Talk about embarrassing!
Now the handsome father of my favorite student is all I can think about—but if it weren’t for the yelling and an unfortunately placed chalk handprint on the front of my blouse at our parent-teacher meeting, I doubt Spencer Townsend would remember me at all. Like I said, it was mortifying.
My roommates warn me that falling for a single father is beyond complicated. Spencer has no time for anything other than his engineering career and his sweet little boy. My heart goes out to both of them, and I want to help.
It takes a little while, but I find some ways to lend a hand. I guide his son through a special project. I pick up the slack when Spencer has to work late. Soon, we’re acting like a family, but it’s just that—an act. From the way Spencer sometimes looks at me, I’m pretty sure he’d like to be more than friends. We’ve even shared a few heart-stopping kisses. But that’s not the same as a real relationship.
His son loves me, and Spencer needs me, but I’m not sure he’ll ever prioritize his own desires. Until he does, I have to protect my heart.
But I suspect it might be too late.