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Can a love built on lies…
…survive the truth?
Serena Stanhope fears her dark past might ruin the life she’s built as a successful shop owner. Especially when handsome Logan Masterson suddenly arrives in town asking questions about her background. He seems to have his own secrets, but the pair share an instant connection and Serena finds herself falling for Logan. He could destroy everything—or he could be the chance at love she thought she’d never have…
Logan sat close enough that his shrug brushed against her arm. “Competitors. Mostly from his point of view.”
“In high school?” she asked.
“Yep. Gotta love memories from good ol’ Golden High.”
Curious about the handsome man beside her, Serena made a mental note to research Golden High School. She figured both men were in their early thirties, so she could narrow down the years they attended.
“Well, he seems invested in placing Golden on the map.”
Logan leaned closer and a trickle of pleasure danced over her skin. “How about you? Part of Team Golden?”
She shifted, widening the space between them. Put starch in her tone. “As long as I have a store here, yes.”
His gaze met hers again. The way he gauged her, as if trying to uncover all her secrets, took her breath away. Danger, Serena Stanhope, danger.
Panic rose and she sucked in air too quickly, almost choking. Logan reached over to slap her on the back as Deke and Grace sent curious glances their way.
“You all right?” he asked in between her coughing.
No, she wasn’t.
Logan’s knowing gaze unnerved her in more ways than one.
My apologies to Ms. Randel with the lateness of this review. I started back to school this week and its been a rough one. That said, I have to admit that I have not read the other books in the series, so my review is solely based on this book alone. Do you need the other books in the series? Honestly, I don’t know. There is a mystery arc that is resolved in this one but I got the general idea of why Jasmine’s boys did what they did.
Logan and Serena were perfect together. Ms. Randel wrote two flawed characters with some trust issues, family secrets that need to be resolved but overall good people that just needed to learn to communicate and listen to each other and pass judgment too quickly. I fell in love with both of them from the beginning and I sighed at the ending. I wish I had a cottage. The secondary characters bring extra richness to their romance. Logan’s grandmother is a HOOT!!! She reminded me of my grandmother. If I had a complaint, I didn’t like Deke too much. I know, I didn’t read his book but at the same time, I felt like he was a little too harsh on Serena.
I don’t want to get into a lot of the book but you just need to read it. Full of secrets, guilt, forgiveness and in the end love will conquer all. It just takes longer for others to see what is right in front of them. Logan and Serena show a bunch of growth in the end but I will have to say, Logan is the one that has to grow up more. Serena had already been through so much because of her dad…
Overall, I just love Ms. Randal’s writing and stories. She always brings the emotional, sweet and yes, heartwarming romances that I love.
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About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn’t come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. Family values, mystery and, of course, love and romance are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.
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