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Sloane Russo's turned a decade of crazy jobs and whimsical travel into a career writing steamy novels set in exotic places. Trouble is, Sloane's flat broke now—and she can't channel sun-drenched beaches in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The only fast cash in town comes with some seriously distracting temptation: Gavin Carmichael, hot, handsome and oh-so-hard-headed.
Gavin isn't the impulsive Don Juan of Sloane's novels. He's raising his thirteen-year-old half-sister, and he's pretty sure he's supposed to act like he's never heard of fun. Sloane is way too sexy and irresponsible to be his idea of a good tutor for Bree, but the unpredictable anti-nanny may be irresistible as well...
What a fun read this was! I just loved how quirky Sloane was and how controlled Gavin was, and it was a whole lot of fun watching the sparks fly between the two of them.
Sloane was a great heroine who was determined to be true to who she was – even if her family thinks she is a bit crazy and unstable and she is prone to a bit of wanderlust. Her unconventional career as a romance writer hasn't helped her find stability, which only feeds her families opinions.
Gavin has had to step in to care for his teenage sister after his mother has passed away. The new pressures and stress in his life leave little time for fun, but when Sloane enters the picture to help him out by tutoring and acting as a temporary babysitter for his sister Bree, she has a way of making him lose control.
I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the first two in the series – jumping in at book 3 was no problem – and am looking forward to more! I just love small town romances and this little community seems to have a wonderful cast of characters with lots of personality and color that should make for more great stories. I’m not usually a fan of a younger character having such a big role in a book, but I really loved Bree and the added dimension she brought to the story. Her relationship with not only her brother, but also with Sloane, was very “real”, and it was so touching to watch her rebuild her relationship with her brother.
This is a definite must read!
I received this book from NetGalley to read and leave an honest review.