Paige Grant is a vibrant fun loving woman. She is an actress of sorts, yoga instructor and right now helping her mom with her wedding planning. Her mom has cancer and is trying to make a wedding for Dorothy Silver, a legendary actress happen. To make this happen she needs to fix up her grandmother's place on Lavender Island, but she also needs to talk Adam Mason into using part of his ranch as well.
Adam Mason is a closed off rather grumply sort of a man. He is trying to get his ranch ready to sell. He has a very good offer and wants it to go through quickly. The death of his father has left him overwhelmed and the resort failing. He has also had a teenage daughter put in his lap that he didn't know he had. His childhood girlfriend has gotten pregnant and never told him about his child, when she died Adam became her only family. After the sale of the resort and ranch he is sending her to an art school he thinks she wants to go to, and he is leaving the Island for good. The Island has too many bad memories.
Paige has been "in love" with Adam for sixteen years. He has never noticed her. She is feeling very nervous about having to approach him concerning using part of his land for this wedding. She is at her grandmother's house and realizes she is locked out so she has to climb through a window, she gets stuck half way through. She doesn't realize that someone is watching her then pushes her through the window. Once through and catching her bearings she realizes she is face to face with Adam. First impressions.
Adam agrees to help Paige fix up her grandmother's house and no more. He tells her he is selling his property and getting off the island. While they work together to fix things up they become friends and find things out about each other they never knew. Adam starts to enjoy crazy Paige and even have fun. Which is something he usually doesn't do. As they become closer Paige is tangling with the knowledge of her secrets. Things that Adam doesn't know and she feels could ruin what they have together. She also knows that she has to tell him these things. Will she do it? Or will she just simply walk away?
There is so much more to this book and I do not want to give it all away. Reading it will keep you involved from beginning to end. I read it in one day. The characters and their relationships were perfect.
I love this series. In my opinion this is Lauren Christopher's best work yet. I have never been to California, but with her descriptive telling of landscape and surroundings I feel like I have been there many times. She creates such strong and wonderful characters. Her stories are so filled with love, family and friendships. This author knows romance.