Until I Saw Your Smile

J.J. Murray. Kensington, $15 trade paper (432p) ISBN 978-0-7582-7728-2
Murray (You Give Good Love) meanders a bit before settling into an endearing journey of heartfelt love, refreshingly narrated by the hero. Self-employed Internet lawyer Matthew McConnell is devastated when his live-in girlfriend skips town. He begins an adventurous dating spree, but each adventure ends in disaster. His only reliable joy is a flavorsome cup of coffee at Smith’s Sweet Treats and Coffee and seeing whether he can coax a smile from Angela Smith, the cafe’s no-nonsense owner. Losing a bet and setting up his office in Sweet Treats means more time to make Angela smile, but he notices she shies away from personal contact and questions. When Angela acknowledges her struggles with mental illness and past trauma, Matthew patiently works small steps into a promising relationship. Soon Angela is surprising them both with rousing sexual requests. When Angela’s past rears its ugly head, the healing strength of love is tested. Unusual characters will inspire readers of this emotional yet joyful story. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/14/2014
Release date: 05/27/2014
Genre: Fiction
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