The Pick Up (Up Red Creek, #1)The Pick Up by Allison Temple
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 out 5 stars

Hot for teacher! Cute single dad! Stoic love interest!

Guys, I didn’t want this story to end. Blabbermouth Kyle is too cute to dislike. He’s had a rough time when the story opens, raising his six year old daughter as a single dad. Adam, his daughter’s hot teacher, doesn’t have the time or patience for any of Kyle’s excuses.

I love how Kyle endears himself to Adam, and gets Adam to open up the teeniest bit. Adam has his own his issues he’s working through, though.

As a mother of a five year old, Kyle’s struggles with his daughter, Caroline, are totally relatable. I adore their relationship and Kyle’s determination to be the best father he can be. His love for Caroline comes through in all their interactions.

And the chemistry between Kyle and Adam…WOWZA! I felt the heat coming off the pages. These guys were meant for each other.

I really connected with Kyle. He’s a great character and was fleshed out well. Adam still felt like an enigma at the end of the story. I wanted to know more about him, get more insight to his reason for leaving his previous job and moving to Red Creek. I guess I needed more background on him to relate to him.

I also wanted to know more about Caroline’s mother’s family, and Caroline’s relationship with them. This was briefly touched on, but not enough to satisfy my curiosity.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story and the characters. I’m looking forward to reading the next books in this series.

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