STUDFINDER by L.B. Dunbar
Release Date: August 2, 2021
Who does that sexy silver fox think he is, sitting in her spot in the Busy Bean Cafe?
Over forty, with zero filter, Rita Kaplan loves her coffee, her hiking boots, and her law practice. Life hasn’t always been carefree, though, and Rita’s past holds the scars of poor decisions after deep loss. She survived, though, and no smirky silver fox is going to get in the way of her happiness. Even if he knows how to use his drill, screwdriver, and every other tool in his box to tempt her . . .
Former arson investigator Jake Drummond could add ex-con to his resume if he had one. Instead, he’s serving the final year of his sentence on probation. This involves mandatory AA meetings, hosted by a feisty local attorney, and working on a renovation project, supervised by the same annoyingly attractive whirlwind, who also believes she owns the exclusive rights to a comfy couch in his new favorite coffee shop. Soon she’s everywhere, including the few places she shouldn’t be–like in his bed and in his heart.
Can opposites lower their walls and construct something everlasting . . . or will their connected past lead to demolition for two hearts in need of a rebuild?
After what she has endured Rita focuses on her career as a lawyer, being a strong mentor for others in AA and honouring her father by managing his non-profit. Although she may not be happy, she is content until Jake starts disrupting her routine in all aspects of her life.
Due to his past and his career as an arson investigator anyone who truly knew Jake would not believe he was guilty of the crime he was convicted of. After serving his sentence all Jake wants is to complete his probation and move forward with his life however it seems that his life keeps colliding with Rita’s at every turn.
Every time that Rita and Jake meet the sparks fly but they both have pasts they have pushed aside but never truly healed from. They come into each other’s at the perfect time and fight not only for their future but for what is right as well.