The Pick Up by Allison Temple

I had the pleasure of meeting Allison Temple a few weeks ago and was so excited when she said that her original series was getting new covers and updates, and then I realized that I'd never read The Pick up and made sure I got an ARC... and if you subscribe to KU, you can read it as part of your subscription for the first time ever!

From the blurb:

It could never work.

Kyle’s grappling with grief after losing his partner. He’s a single dad suddenly back in the hometown he thought he’d left behind. Everyone from old friends to his daughter’s too-hot teacher seems to disapprove of him.

It could never work.

Adam’s life as a teacher is quiet and tidy. Messy, scattered Kyle doesn't fit into that. The best they can be is friends…as long as Adam ignores his inconvenient attraction to Kyle’s goofy charm.

What if it did work?

Falling in love is all about timing, and Adam and Kyle’s timing is the worst. But as the school year ends and their feelings grow, maybe the only time they have is right now.

This is the second edition of Allison Temple’s debut romance. It has been rewritten and re-edited, though the plot and Kyle’s nervous babble remain the same. 

Heather's Review:

The Pick up is sweet, small town romance featuring a widower, Kyle, who is coming to terms with the loss of his partner and living with both is precocious daughter and interfering but well meaning father... and the zing of attraction that he feels when encountering his daughter's first grade teacher...

For his part, Adam is a little gun-shy about the idea of a relationship with a parent... he's already had a difficult school related relationship... but his sister is a determined meddler too...

The story is well paced and well written... you can tell that the author has taken the time to really scrutinize what is important for keeping the story flowing because I didn't find a lot of tangents or extra fluff...

The Pick up is a perfect book to pick up if you want a sweet and steamy smalltown romance with well meaning friends and family, a little fumbling and a lot of love!

Rating:  5 Stars

The Pick up is available in paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.