In the follow-up to Once and Again --hailed by bestselling author Claudia Connor as "a beautiful second-chance love story"--Elisabeth Barrett returns to the Briarwood, an unforgettable place where legacy and longing make dreams come true.
Jane Pringle never meant to fall for her boss. After landing a job as a pastry chef at the exclusive Briarwood Golf and Yacht Club in Eastbridge, Connecticut, she just wants to keep her son in a good school district and find some peace and quiet, far away from her manipulative ex-husband. But when Briarwood's charismatic co-owner takes an interest in her, Jane's best-laid plans go awry . . . in the sweetest way possible.
Rich and handsome, the grandson of one of the most powerful men in New York City, Preston North hasn't lived quite the charmed life everyone believes. His family taught him everything he needs to know about betrayal--and Press wants no more of it. What he wants is Jane. The gorgeous single mom is selfless and kind, plus she's got a backbone. To win her trust, Press just needs to shake off his playboy reputation.
They've each been burned in the past. But now Press and Jane will have to choose between letting their fears get the best of them . . . or breaking free and following their hearts.
Praise for The Best of Me
"Elisabeth Barrett takes readers on a real--and sexy--emotional journey without ever losing sight of the good in people or the sweetness of family, friends, and community." --Serena Bell, USA Today bestselling author of the Returning Home series
"Humor, flirting, and sizzling sex give Preston and Jane an opportunity to move beyond their pasts." -- Library Journal
"As Preston and Jane begin to fall in love, they have genuine reasons to worry about the stability of their relationship, and Barrett gives them both a degree of emotional intelligence and a good set of priorities." -- Publishers Weekly
"[A] wonderful author whose characters come to life page by page." -- Fresh Fiction
"A heartwarming and romantic story of a single mom not just trying to make it on her own but succeeding . . . a wonderful, emotion-filled path to happily ever after." -- FicCentral
"I loved how both characters were portrayed, highlighting the best of them without overlooking their flaws. The romance was wonderful and the challenges they both faced were realistic and expertly woven into their relationship development. I really enjoyed this story and am very much liking the direction of this series." --The Book Nympho
"This book has very developed characters and I loved reading their story." --Pages of Comfort
"[A] rather edgy environment, with lots of high emotions, broken people, and one little boy in the midst of them." --Books and Spoons