What if everything you knew about your past turned out to be… wrong? Ten years after leaving home, the last thing Summer Thompson expects is to inherit her estranged father’s half-renovated mansion. And the last thing she wants is to face the memories of the night her brother died—sketchy as they may be. Now a San Francisco museum curator, she plans to stay east just long enough to settle the estate and get rid of the house. Until she finds it occupied by a hunky handyman who’s strangely reluctant to talk about his past.
Damian Knight has something to hide: his mother and sister from a brutal stalker. They’ve found a measure of peace and carefully guarded safety in Pine Point. Yet when the lonely, haunted Summer steals his heart, he finds himself opening up to her in ways he knows he shouldn't. Especially to a woman who’s planning to return to the west coast—after selling their refuge out from under them. Summer’s mounting flashbacks leave her confused—and more determined than ever to find out the truth behind her brother’s death. But in a small town full of powerful secrets, confronting the past could cost her everything she has come to hold dear....
©2009 Allie Boniface (P)2012 Allie Boniface
I would not read another book from this author. The narrator was fine with the material she had to work with, I suppose, but it suffered from far too many romance cliches.
The most interesting aspect of the story was the mystery of what actually happened to Summer's brother, which is unbelievably dragged out through this book. The truth of the matter was too predictable. The love triangle had good chemistry, although also not believable enough.
I would have changed the way she narrated the little girl and the men's voices with weird Brooklyn accents. They're from Maryland and Upstate New York!
It was ok... it was also free.
This is the kind of book that gives chicklit a bad name, disfunctional woman falls in lust with man within 24 hours of meeting him, but it is all dressed up as moonlight and rtoses.
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