Jessa Meyers never let herself think about forever before her heart transplant. When you don't think you'll have a future, it's too painful to plan for one. But now that the stunning, blue-eyed beauty isn't "the sick girl" anymore, she's determined to dream big and make those dreams come true.
Only one problem: every time she tries to dream up her "forever," all she can seem to think about is Ethan Steele.
Ethan Steele knows that loving Jessa is a probably a losing proposition. She's made it clear again and again over the years that she doesn't want his attention.
Only one problem: that's not what her eyes say each and every time they meet his.
The sexy, brooding U.S. Marshall knows that a plan is the clearest path to success, and he has one: convince her to be his fake girlfriend for the summer.
What could go wrong?
Stand-alone Whisper Lake romance, complete with HEA--and plenty of heat, humor, and heart along the way! 18+
An entertaining, delightfully sexy, sweet, and sensuous story that captivated my heart and mind. The story is filled with all the warm and fuzzy, tender and gentle, loving feels and deep, deep emotions, the kind that makes you smile, gives you the good vibes, makes you want to hug your loved ones and be thankful for all your blessings. Just what I needed right now, a perfect escapism that makes you believe in the goodness in people, that love still wins, and that there are happily-ever-afters in this world.
Jessa Meyers is a heart transplant recipient, living the life she never thought she would have as a kid with a serious heart disease. Jessa is a smart, funny, and kind-hearted person, she is a true survivor, with strength and determination to make the most of her life, the second chance she was given.
Ethan Steele has loved Jessa from the afar for a long time, and now is the time to finally make the move, to convince her that there could be a future for them together if she was just willing to open up her heart to him and the possibilities in front of them.
I loved how Ethan started his campaign to win Jessa over by teasing her with the images of him running, all sweaty, sexy, muscle, and hotness in abundance. I loved his patience, his tenderness, him taking care of her, looking after her, always being there for her. I loved how he could turn all that gentle loving into an alpha man in charge in a blink of an eye.
I loved how close Jessa was with her best friend. I loved her relationship with her parents, and how the small town grapevine didn't scare her too much. I loved her stubbornness, her willingness to take a chance, and knowing what she wanted from her future. I loved that she was willing and able to forgive, to see the error of her assumptions, and to be able to move on and embrace the life at full speed.
With the funny references to the eighties pop culture, the always entertaining small town living, the tragedies both Ethan and Jessa have faced during their young lives, and how those hardships shaped them to be the people they are today, and the journey they have to travel to find their happiness, the peace of heart and mind, it altogether makes a heartfelt, intense, poignant story that brought up all the feels, from tears to laughing out loud.
A deliciously dreamy story from the first kiss to the HEA that kept my mind captivated and won my heart over again and again. Just a perfectly done and well-written romance story
~ Five Spoons!