Sunny Shelly’s Review: Loving at 40 by LB Dunbar


When a sexy, silver, alpha hero returns after years of absence, he discovers someone sleeping in his bed, and she isn’t Goldilocks, but a raven-haired single mother who has him in a tailspin.



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A sexy silver alpha hero returns to his family’s lakeside cottage to find a single mother in his bed and her presence just might be the second chance he needs at love and family.

Archer McCaryn has been a mystery to his family. At forty-five, he isn’t certain who he is anymore. When he returns to the family’s lakeside cottage, he finds there is someone in his garage apartment. In fact, she’s in his bed, and he doesn’t have a problem with the beautiful, single mother staying there as long as she doesn’t want into his heart.

Jenna Davis is self-aware – she’s a teacher, a mother, and a widow. Now in her early forties, this once free-spirited woman considers herself a responsible adult and works hard to keep life put together. So when a college friend invites her and her two little girls to come for a visit, she’s ecstatic about a vacation. Only she’s placed in the garage apartment of her best friend’s older brother. Being attracted to him hadn’t been on her itinerary, but there’s no going back when hearts become reckless.

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Welcome back to Lakeside Cottage.

What to expect:

  • Alpha hero returns
  • Single mother of adorable little girls
  • Small town beach vacation
  • One shared apartment
  • Second chance at love

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

LB Dunbar delivers another great addition to the Lakeside Cottage series with Loving at 40. I’d been really curious about Archer after getting bits and pieces about him in the previous two books, and the guy I met in this book was a force to be reckoned with!

Archer and Jenna definitely get off on the wrong foot when he finds the raven-haired beauty asleep in his bed and nicknames her “Locks” — as in Goldilocks. But their romance evolves nicely and I fell hard for this pair. Archer has a lot of baggage he’s carrying around due to his job and a mission gone wrong, and everything about his life is all that Jenna fears due to the way her late husband died. They try to fight their feelings for a long time, but it becomes too much for either of them to deny. Unfortunately, when Archer’s past catches up with them, it makes a huge impact on their future.

There is some groveling that Archer has to do to make things up to Jenna, but man, once he decided he was all in, he was all in! His tattoo! Gah! I also really loved how smitten Archer was with Jenna’s little girls, and how the three of them made him feel at home for the first time in a really long time.

Trigger warning: This book states that there is some gun violence and the presence of guns around children. I thought LB Dunbar handled that very well, and it blended nicely with the greater story and all that Jenna had gone through previously.

This book ended on a whopper of an epilogue teasing Anna’s story with Mason to come next. And I have been waiting for it since the very first book!!

I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily left a review.

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