Is an old crush the new beginning this single mom has been searching for Find out in the first book of award winning author Karen Templeton s new miniseries, Jersey Boys Finding refuge from her ex husband at her friend s house was her best option, Kelly McNeil thought until Matt Noble answered the door She d had a huge, unrequited crush on him as a teenager But as adults, he d never even given her a second look Then she got married and left town and, well, now here they are again Matt had never mustered up the courage to ask Kelly out, and now fate has literally knocked on his door and given him a second chance But Kelly is afraid to risk her independence and her children with a man who could only hurt them again He ll have to prove that he s worth the risk and that he s the Mr Right she can truly depend on Forever


10 thoughts on “The Real Mr. Right

  1. Susan Susan says:

    Very good book I love a story that can make me laugh and cry Kelly s search for a safe place brought her to the home of her best friend s family She didn t expect to see Bree s brother Matt, who she d had a huge crush on as a teenager Unknown to her, Matt had also had a crush on her, but had never had the courage to do anything about it Now he s got a second chance, but both of them are wary of risking their hearts again.Kelly s marriage had started out well, but things changed and when her Very good book I love a story that can make me laugh and cry Kelly s search for a safe place brought her to the home of her best friend s family She didn t expect to see Bree s brother Matt, who she d had a huge crush on as a teenager Unknown to her, Matt had also had a crush on her, but had never had the courage to do anything about it Now he s got a second chance, but both of them are wary of risking their hearts again.Kelly s marriage had started out well, but things changed and when her ex husband couldn t accept that the marriage was over she knew she had to get herself and her kids away Seeing Matt again has brought those old feelings back to the surface She has no desire to get involved with another man She has finally gotten to the point where she is comfortable with her ability to take care of her family without depending on anyone else She can see losing herself in a relationship with him, coming to depend on him and then losing it all again if he leaves But she can t resist his friendship, and the kindness he shows her children There was a lot that Kelly was dealing with She had to provide a stable home for her children who had been through so many changes in the last couple years Her son was especially in need of the extra attention Matt s presence was good for him, but she worried about them becoming dependent on him Her own heart wanted him in her life, but she was afraid to trust him so she kept a certain amount of distance between them I loved seeing how a talk with her son about his fears opened her eyes to what she was doing to them both.Matt is still recovering from his divorce when Kelly reappears in his life He is the kind of guy who lives for taking care of people, but his ex accused him of smothering her Matt really wants to help Kelly and her kids, but her insistence on keeping total independence keeps him at a distance I loved the way that he slowly got involved in her life by trying to keep things at the friend level One of the things I loved best about him was seeing how good he was with her kids He was able to be a friend and role model for her son There was a really sweet scene where he and Cooper had a man to man talk about Kelly that really showed what a terrific guy he really was His feelings for Kelly got to be so strong that he couldn t resist her any longer But he too had trust issues, for a long time feeling that the only person he could depend on was himself That by protecting others he was also protecting himself He had to give himself permission to let Kelly get close to him.I loved the realistic characterizations in this book Besides the portrayals of Matt and Kelly, I really liked Kelly s son Cooper He had the kind of attitude that could be seen in almost any intelligent eight year old He had moments when he d talk back, but also times when he was incredibly sweet to his mom and little sister I also really enjoyed Kelly s mother in law and the way she was so supportive of Kelly Completely loved the push she gave Kelly that got her closer to Matt, and then the scolding she gave Matt when he appeared to have given up was priceless


  2. Laura V. Laura V. says:

    2,5 5Meh Pudo haber sido mejor Kelly llega a la puerta de Matt con dos hijos bajo el brazo y aunque no se han visto en m s de 20 a os y cuando eran chicos no eran m s que amigos se enamoran Siento que ambos retoman un punto que nunca tuvo comienzo, porque su relaci n nunca fue profunda a os atr s y no lo es ahora Ambos charlan sobre tener una relaci n pero no se conocen y el tiempo pas , y es demasiado amor a primera vista para que yo me crea que realmente est n luchando por construir un 2,5 5Meh Pudo haber sido mejor Kelly llega a la puerta de Matt con dos hijos bajo el brazo y aunque no se han visto en m s de 20 a os y cuando eran chicos no eran m s que amigos se enamoran Siento que ambos retoman un punto que nunca tuvo comienzo, porque su relaci n nunca fue profunda a os atr s y no lo es ahora Ambos charlan sobre tener una relaci n pero no se conocen y el tiempo pas , y es demasiado amor a primera vista para que yo me crea que realmente est n luchando por construir una relaci n.Matt y Kelly tienen sus pasados, pero no sent que estuvieran listos para comenzar de nuevo, ni siquiera son amigos Solo est n c modos porque se dio No me agrad mucho, su relaci n le falta algo Cuando sent que pod an comenzar algo bueno termin Qu decepci n


  3. HoardingBooks HoardingBooks says:

    I sorry to have to write a negative review This book was not very entertaining to read I really didn t like the plot very much It was too convenient Kelly was not very likable Matt was weak There was no spark between the two.


  4. Susannah Carleton Susannah Carleton says:

    Excellent Childhood friends meet again after many years She needs a port in a storm, which he is willing and able to provide But they both have emotional baggage they must work through, and she s a single mom with two young children Can they learn to love and trust each other More importantly, can they learn to love and trust their feelings


  5. Jaymy M. Jaymy M. says:

    Really enjoyable book Would read by this author again Overall, a heartening look at a single mom in a bad situation trying to be strong and a cop recovering from a broken heart who can t turn off his need to fix things The kids in this story and the wholesomeness of Kelly, even in most of her thoughts is refreshing, if sometimes downright funny There s a lot of heavy stuff Kelly, kids and former MIL, and Matt and family weigh through Some I thought only hit the surface, but others, were dea Really enjoyable book Would read by this author again Overall, a heartening look at a single mom in a bad situation trying to be strong and a cop recovering from a broken heart who can t turn off his need to fix things The kids in this story and the wholesomeness of Kelly, even in most of her thoughts is refreshing, if sometimes downright funny There s a lot of heavy stuff Kelly, kids and former MIL, and Matt and family weigh through Some I thought only hit the surface, but others, were dead on Points to the author for taking them on and weighing through so man of them Every women hopes to have a MIL as understanding and loving as Kelly s.Would have liked to have seen each of this pair admit that they were the other s crush and explore that together, not just Matt His reaction would have been fun to read Too bad they didn t figure it out sooner, but alas way too many years later, and an almost ruined second chance later they finally get it together.Some typos, editing errors detracted from story


  6. Melody Cox Melody Cox says:

    I am sorry to say that I really did not care for this book After reading the two five star reviews I was expecting muchthan I received I found Kelly, the heroine, annoying and had a problem empathizing with her and her situation The connection between the H and h seemed weak at best I wanted to be swept away by the H and h and their story, but I was not The story s pace was slow and left me very tempted to skim ahead but I didn t.I liked the hero, Matt, in this story and his good hear I am sorry to say that I really did not care for this book After reading the two five star reviews I was expecting muchthan I received I found Kelly, the heroine, annoying and had a problem empathizing with her and her situation The connection between the H and h seemed weak at best I wanted to be swept away by the H and h and their story, but I was not The story s pace was slow and left me very tempted to skim ahead but I didn t.I liked the hero, Matt, in this story and his good hearted and protective nature but he appeared to be muchmature than the Kelly I found Kelly s smothering response to her children was way over the line and I was quite sad and disappointed when the grandmother, Lynn, broke the confidence of her grandson Kelly s child It hurt the boy as well, but that issue was never addressed There were alternative ways for Lynn to approach Kelly about her thoughts on relationships without ratting out the young boy who trusted her.Maybe you should try this out for yourself since my opinion is in the minority


  7. Harlequin Books Harlequin Books says:

    TOP PICK Templeton s narrative is ripe with whimsical Jerseyisms, right on innuendos and some laugh out loud humor With an unforgettable couple, jaw dropping lovemaking and two of the cutest kids ever, Templeton s old friends to lovers romance rocks RT Book Reviews, rated 4 1 2 starsMiniseries Jersey Boys


  8. Nancy Nancy says:

    HSE Feb 2014 2313 Jersey Boys Matt Noble is such a great guy..taking in Kelly and her 2 kids when they were in a spot Bree is his twin sister who lives in Manhattan He is an on leave cop Love to hear about the kids who were loved in that family Lots of adopted kids and then their friends..downright inspiring


  9. Mary Lee Mary Lee says:

    No one does big emotion better than Karen Templeton and The Real Mr Right isno exception I ll definitely buy the next book and the next LOVED it