A MARRIAGE-MINDED MAN
A MARRIAGE-MINDED MAN (4) by Karen Templeton: An accidental meeting with her ex-boyfriend, carpenter Eli Garrett, is a turning point for real estate agent Tess Morales Montoya. After using Eli to rid herself of some post-divorce sexual frustration, Tess winds up working with him on a fixer-upper -- and re-evaluating her life. Old feelings are stirred up, but there are plenty of obstacles to a permanent reunion. Tess has lots of issues, plus two children -- and Eli has a good reason for his strict no-kids policy! Contrasting a simple plot with a pair of complex characters and adding a believable conflict works like a charm. Eli's inept matchmaking mom is a hoot too.