When a firefighter and the chef he’s been crushing on cross paths, sparks fly.
Divorced single mom Dee has never much believed in fate until now, but something about the charming and adorably awkward flirt, Rhodes, has her intrigued and wanting to know more.
Widowed dad Rhodes has no idea who he’s about to meet on the blind date his son set up but can’t stop thinking about the food vlogger he’s been crushing on like a hormonal teenager.
Add in nice-guy ex husbands, meddling co-workers, and food made to make even the strongest man melt, Dee and Rhodes soon discover that while their loved ones may have bought them together, somewhere along the way, fate turned into the real hero of their story.
Can these two singletons trust the hard and fast connection they’ve found, or will the pressure to live up to expectations stop them from being the life changers they both want and need.
USA Today Bestselling Author BJ Harvey brings you Life Changer- Book 2 in a new spin-off to the Cook Brothers rom com series, featuring Chicago first responders fighting the good fight and finding love at the same time. Set in the same world as the Bliss, Game, and Cook Brothers series before it, this title can be read as a complete standalone.
“Dad, no pressure, but you know the third date is important, right?” Jake says, moving beside me.
I give him the side-eye. “You been watching those YouTube dating videos again?”
“Look, he’s got some good advice,” Marco says. “It worked for me, didn’t it?”
I snort and turn back to my son. “It’s not my first rodeo, kid.”
“Well, in fairness to Jake, it’s not like you’ve had to date for a while,” Gio says from where he’s running behind me.
Luca bursts ahead and turns to face us, running backward as he does. “I’m an expert at modern dating. Ask me anything—I’ll help you out, brother.”
“When did you last have a girlfriend?” I ask, earning a middle finger from him.
“Not all of us are as lucky as Marco, who goes to a damn house showing and ends up meeting the love of his life. Sheesh. That shit only happens in books, I swear.”
“Or movies,” Jake adds.
Luca nods. “Exactly.”
“And you would know this how?” Gio asks, not even breaking a sweat as we hit the one-mile marker.
“Reading romance novels. They’re surprisingly enlightening.” Luca says this like it’s completely normal. For others it is. For Luca Rossi—fuck no.
“Is that right?” Marco muses. “Let me guess. You’ve been stealing Mama’s bodice rippers? The ones with that long-haired, shirtless guy on the front?”
I turn my head. “Wait, are you talking about Fabio? My mom used to have those too.”
“Are we seriously running five miles talking about fucking romance books? Or are we gonna find out the goods from Rhodes about his love life?” Gio says, sounding far too interested in whether I’m getting laid or not.
Thank heavens for Jake tagging along. “Hello? Son here. Don’t wanna know deets about what Dad is or is not getting up to. As long as he’s happy—that’s all I need to know.”
Marco snorts. “Dude, you wanted your dad to meet someone.”
“Yeah. Doesn’t mean I need to hear the locker-room talk. Jeez,”
BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer, and a funny romance thinker upper. An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly and loving every minute of it. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful tweenagers, and was born in New Zealand and currently lives in Perth, Australia.