Charity Anderson never expected to spend the summer next door to her high school crush when she decided to spend several months in her childhood home in Kings Meadow, Idaho. Struggling to write a new book while her home in Boise is being remodeled, Charity hopes to find refuge while her parents travel abroad, but just one glance at Buck Malone has her sufficiently distracted. What is worse, her faithful dog Cocoa involves Buck in a "leash accident" that leaves him with a broken wrist and ankle; preventing him from leading wilderness trips for most of the summer.
Buck Malone barely recognizes Kings Meadow's most famous author. Charity Anderson has not come home in years and that puzzles him. It's obvious that there is more to her story when he quizzes her about it, but she refuses to give him any details and practically hyper-ventilates when he digs for information. Since he is a self-confirmed bachelor, Buck has a difficult time understanding his fascination with his lovely neighbor-turned-helper during his convalescence. The summer is ending quickly, do Charity and Buck have enough time to sort out their true feelings?
"Whenever You Come Around" is a nice addition to Robin Lee Hatcher's Kings Meadows Romance series, but the story ends a little too quickly and I was left wanting just a little bit more.