Single mom Jeneva Douglas has little time for dating. Her son is the only man in her life, and he's more than a handful. When he's sent to an adolescent care facility, Jeneva is introduced to resident director Mecan Tolliver.

Instantly the two are attracted to each other, but Jeneva has been hurt in the past. Mecan, however, is not about to let her fears ruin their chance for happiness.

Mello has taken a frequently used storyline and added a creative twist to it. Jeneva is a strong, admirable character, and Mecan complements her with his caring and patience. Though complicated, Jeneva's inner struggle involving both her son and her budding relationship makes the plot all the more interesting. This is a mature romance that readers of any age can delve into with gusto. (Nov., 287 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton