Title: Third Time’s the Charm
Author: Heather B. Moore
Series: The Aliso Creek Novellas
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: Dec 7, 2012
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.
In fact, Liz Carlson will settle for a normal man. A normal man with a job, that is. Married twice, then divorced twice, Liz’s rose-colored glasses fell off and shattered on the ground a long time ago. Her main focus now is raising her six-year-old daughter and surviving long days at work on her feet as a hairdresser. When Sloane Branden answers her call for help, quite literally, Liz doesn’t even give him a second glance. She’s sworn off dating for as many years as it takes, and it seems that Sloane has done the same after his own tumultuous marriage. But when Liz realizes that Sloane defies every stereotypical deadbeat she’s dated, she might just find room in her heart and discover the third time’s the charm.
I always enjoy Heather’s books and want more. Her writing style flows and I feel like I understand the characters. This is the 4th of five of the Aliso Creek Novellas I have read. Each of the five friends is so different in personality. I enjoy getting to know each of them and see how they support one another.
Liz is probably the character I relate to the least of the books I have read. Heather helps me see inside her heart and mind well though. I could definitely see why she is hesitant to jump into a relationship. She and Sloan have both been through hard times. I was a bit surprised at how easily these concerns seemed to resolve themselves. I think that might be because it’s a novella and there is only so much time to work with. So, I was left wanting more. I am looking forward to Gemma’s story. She is a great friend to Liz. Maybe I will learn just a bit more about Liz in Gemma’s book too.