Being a single mom sucks. I’m lonely, tired of being the strong one while everything falls apart. After making a deal with my mom, I jump back into the dating pool and come up for air with Derek. He’s sexy, funny, sweet—everything I could possibly want in a man. Except he might be a player, one I can’t seem to resist.In walks Mr. Grumpy/Braden with his disgusting beard and perpetual … self-loathing. Mr. Grumpy saves my life, but I wasn’t prepared for Braden’s dark truth. He’s an ex-con and what he’s done can never be forgiven. But I’ve got a secret too, and I’m hanging on to it until I’m sure he isn’t some psycho head case.