At Serendipity, TX’s 1st Annual Bachelor and Basket’s Auction Rachel Perez the owner of a local daycare is looking for a handyman, not a date.
Rachel would never have bid on Seth Howell, even though he recently designed and built the new play equipment for the park, he’s flashy and just returned from a tour of duty in the Army, but her 16 year old daughter has other ideas.
Seth has big plans and isn’t looking to settle down, but he comes to Rachel when he unexpectedly becomes the guardian of 2 year old Caden, the son of a close friend who died serving beside him in the Army, as well as the guardian of the ranch that will one day be Caden’s. Seth is understandably overwhelmed, and Rachel suggests that he bring Caden to her daycare while he sorts things out.
Though they seem unlikely, will Rachel and Seth be just what the other needs?
I like that Rachel is strong, she’s had to be. She got pregnant with Zooey at 16, and had to learn to lean on her faith to build a stable life for herself and her daughter.
Seth admires Rachel for everything that she’s overcome, and her strong faith makes him want to rethink his writing off of God. He likes her honesty and how stable she seems, while he’s always been unsettled and adventurous. I like how he encourages Rachel to try new things and to be more adventurous.
A great tale of an unlikely couple, I like how they get to know each other through Rachel watching Caden and Seth working on the new play equipment. The both are opposites, but help each other be better and more well-rounded people. I like how both of them are different and settled into their own ways and how meeting each other forces them to open their eyes to more possibilities. Great characters and enjoyable story.
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