This Time Around

This Time Around Summary

What would you do for a second chance at love?

​​​​​​​Jane Melville has done some very stupid things in her life. Having an open sexual relationship with someone who turned out to be a thieving con man and left her standing at the altar—pregnant and penniless—was one of the worst.
​​​​​​​With her dreams of owning her own catering business down the drain, and the prospect of working at her family's patisserie for the rest of her life looking more and more likely, Jane is determined to make the most of her misfortunes. After all, things could be worse. Her baby daddy might have turned out to be the con man instead of the tall, brooding lawyer, Rafael Bennett. But just because she's willing to have a baby with the man doesn't mean she has to like him.

Rafe Bennett's life has been one of responsibility and heartache. A long time ago, he was forced to give up the girl of his dreams, then made to bear the brunt of her anger for his trouble. In the years since, he has shared his bed with Jane Melville more times than he can count, snatching moments of erotic bliss whenever he can, but when she chose to marry someone else, Rafe walked away for good. Or so he thought.

​​​​​​​When fate thrusts Jane back into his life—complete with baby on board—Rafe seizes the opportunity with both hands. He lost her once and never truly got her back, but he's determined to change their fate. He knows in his heart that with a little persuasion and a whole lot of cake, everything will be different this time around!

2nd Place in the Koru Award (Romance Writers of New Zealand) for Short Romance
​​​​​​​Finalist in the Stiletto Award (Contemporary Romance Writers of America) for Mid-length Romance


Book Reviews


Charming Romance4 star

Funny, sweet, spicey and entertaining!45


Reads like a soap opera.1 star

Too full of ridiculous drama. Not well plotted.mDumped it at 32% read. Not worth my time.15


Steamy and funny4 star

Couldn’t put it down! Great characters with funny/quirky personalities. Had some steamy scenes full of emotion. However, the book had a few spelling mistakes.45


This Time Around5 star

The story was romantic and it made me think of my days when I was a teenager. Fathers always spoke their minds and they were usually right when it came to who you dated.55


This Time Around5 star



Loved it!5 star

Rafe is the man of most women’s dreams and Jane seems to be nuts treating him the way she does! Against all odds their love and Rafe’s determination get them through. What happened all those years ago that cost them so much time will surprise you. Enjoy this sexy, sweet, and oh so romantic story.55

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