The last member of Swank’s Bachelor Brotherhood goes down without a fight in a parenting-oriented second chance love story that leans heavily toward the insipid. Matt Osborn is raising his five-year-old nephew, Ethan, and coaching the peewee soccer team while Ethan’s mother is in medical school. He’s surprised to discover that Ethan’s new best friend, Toby, is the son of Anna Robins, who refused Matt’s marriage proposal years earlier. Matt and Anna feel an instant reconnection, but they tread carefully, as Anna is only visiting from London for a few weeks to help her convalescing father. She’s prevented from making a more permanent move by her custody agreement with her absent ex-husband. Their story is full of warmth and humor, but it lacks sexual tension, and the series emphasis on bachelors falls down when no one in the cast expresses significant support for the idea of ongoing singlehood. Series fans may be disappointed. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 11/20/2017 Release date: 11/28/2017 Genre: Fiction
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