Jessica Blackwood is trying to make her architectural design firm a success, and she's off to a great start, thanks to a recommendation that leads to the job of the century-designing a house for a wealthy but reclusive bachelor. The only problem? Jessica's new client happens to be her old high school nemesis. The bigger problem? He's no longer the cocky boy who once tormented her, and suddenly she finds herself intrigued by her new client.
Christopher Martin isn't proud of his past behavior. He regrets nothing more than hurting Jessica all those years ago, and now that he's back in Magnolia Harbor he finally has a chance to make amends. As the two work side by side, Topher begins to realize he wants more than a house. He wants forgiveness and a future with the woman he's never forgotten. But can he prove to Jessica he's truly changed?
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This was a fun read. It’s a Beauty and the Beast story, but it also deals with rumors and the damage they can do, forgiveness, moving on and being open to change, family dynamics, friendship, and love. I enjoyed the book.
This was my first time reading a Hope Ramsay book and I really enjoyed her style of writing. The characters were well defined and I wanted to keep reading to see how everyone was getting along. I think both Topher and Jessica were lonely and had their own issues and needed to find each other to solve those issues. I like how they had the "bad" guy in the book that you loved to hate. Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend to a friend. Thanks for the opportunity to read it.
This book was so good. Jess was back in town building her own architural firm when she ran into Topher was also back after a horrific accident that left him scarred and with a badly injured leg. It was interesting to see these two dance around each other. Both had upbringings that were not ideal, but Jess's made her not want to connect with anyone. Small towns do love their gossip and they don't always care if it true or not. The story was captivating and I couldn't put it down. Very good characters - some good and some bad. Well written.