One summer, two sisters and a chance to start over…
Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiancé, a successful store and a busy, happy existence. After months spent adrift, she takes a job at the lakeside resort of Cooper’s Charm. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, friendly colleagues and a charismatic, widowed boss, Phoenix is slowly inching her way back into the world.
Visiting Cooper’s Charm to check up on her little sister, Ridley Rose impulsively agrees to fill in as housekeeper. Still reeling from an ego-bruising divorce, she finds satisfaction in a job well done—and in the attention of the resort’s handsome scuba instructor.
For Phoenix and Ridley, Cooper’s Charm is supposed to be merely temporary. But this detour may lead to the place they most need to be, where the future is as satisfying as it is surprising…
A perfect mix of sweet, sassy, and sexy with a dash of suspense and danger to give the story an excellent and edgy, life-altering conflict Lori Foster's new series is indeed charming and won my heart over completely.
Excuse me for fangirling here, but Ms. Foster writes such well balanced, smoothly flowing stories with intriguing and original characters, with lots of deep emotions and hot, sizzling heat, that they got to be addictive and you just don't want them to end.
I loved the two sisters, Phoenix Rose and Ridley Rose. They are so alike yet so different, just like sisters are. The bond between them is sacred, they get each other, they understand each other, there is nothing that would ever break that bond, and they are very secure with that knowledge.
Phoenix has gone through the unimaginable, a personal attack that left her mind battered and jumpy. She is a tough woman, she is a survivor, and she is working so hard to find herself again, to feel joy and love, and to dare to let herself go, surrender to the wild and burning attraction she feels towards Cooper. I loved that Phoenix is a curvy, independent, resilient woman, it is so easy to admire her, to relate to her, and to like her.
And Cooper, with his wounded soul, with his wit and kindness, his patience, and tenderness, I just loved him from the very first moment. And I loved him and Phoenix together, the way they center each other and balance each other, how safe and secure they felt with each other. And despite their personal imperfections or because of them, Cooper and Phoenix had the potential to be a true match, soulmates, if they dared to open up their hearts and minds and love again.
Ridley and Baxter took the foreplay type of mind games and banter to the next level. They are such a mix of contradictions, they argue and challenge the other, but are never hurtful or mean, they pull and then push but never too far away, they are sweet and tender with each other right after ravishing the other against the wall. They are entertaining, adorable, and just so deliciously delectable. With all the trouble, danger, and deep wounds Phoenix and Cooper have, Ridley and Baxter, they bring the balancing bliss and glee to the table - until the things get real.
I know Lori Foster's fans, and readers in general, are going to be delighted with the beginning of the new series. It is filled with intriguing, piquant characters, humor and joy, and even danger and sorrow, as well as the adorably satisfying and ardent love stories that will sweep the readers off their feet.
Unputdownable, not to be missed passionate romance novel with a touch of danger to spice it up even more
~ Five Spoons