Title: The Daisy Chain
Author: Heather B. Moore
Series:The Aliso Creek Novella
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: Feb 2,2013
Welcome to the Aliso Creek Novella Series
Liz, Gemma, Arie, Jess, and Drew have been best friends since creating “the Five” at Aliso Creek High School. But that was over ten years ago, and each is still trying to find that perfect someone… if perfect is even possible.
Actually, Jess Giles does find her perfect match, but since Charlie’s several years older than she, they never have a moment of harmony from his adult kids who protest the marriage. When Charlie dies in a tragic accident, his kids add insult to injury and sue Jess for her share of the inheritance. The only person Jess trusts for financial advice is Charlie’s financial planner, Preston Michaels. Just talking to Preston on the phone makes Jess feel flustered, yet strangely comfortable at the same time, so she puts off meeting him for as long as possible. When Jess has to attend the formal hearing, she’s about to find out if the man she’s been talking to over the phone for several months lives up to the voice that she’s grown attached to.
I enjoyed this sweet novella. It’s the third I have read of the Aliso Creek series. They can be read in any order.
In this story Jess is still mourning the loss of her husband who died a year ago. She is torn between holding on to that grief and moving on in her life. Preston is her financial adviser. They talk often over the phone, but Jess has been reluctant to meet him in person because of her growing feelings for him. I enjoyed watching Jess’s friend Arie encourage Jess to move on her life. I have read Arie’s story and liked seeing her from a different perspective. Preston is the perfect hero in this book. So fun to watch the relationship develop.
I am enjoying the characters in this series a great deal. The novellas are perfect for a quick read and a peak into each of the characters’ lives.