Nicky Hobbs loves teaching at the local primary school. She's idolised by her class - in particular ten year old Oscar Samuels - but she's starting to find she'd quite like some adult adoration for a change. Mark Samuels is a frazzled single father working all the hours God gives, to provide for his beloved son, Oscar. But he's unable to see that Oscar would prefer his presence to his presents once in a while. Ms. Hobbs knows Mr. Samuels is a heartless workaholic. Mr. Samuels is certain Ms. Hobbs is an interfering busybody. But when they finally meet they start to discover that first impressions can be deceptive. And perhaps they've both got a bit of learning to do.
Melissa Nathan was born and raised in Hertfordshire and now lives in North London with her husband and young son. She was a journalist for twelve years before writing novels full-time. She is also the author of Pride and Prejudice and Jasmin Field, Persuading Annie, The Nanny and, most recently, The Waitress.