When Olivia Middleton abandons the glamour of Park Avenue for a remote, coastal town in Maine, everyone assumes she’s being the kind do-gooder she’s always been. But Olivia has a secret: helping an injured war veteran re-enter society isn’t about charity—it’s about penance. Only, Olivia’s client isn’t the grateful elderly man she’s expecting. Instead, he’s a brooding twenty-four-year-old who has no intention of being Olivia’s path to redemption . . . and whose smoldering gaze and forbidden touch might be her undoing.
Paul Langdon doesn’t need a mirror to show him he’s no longer the hotshot quarterback he was before the war. He knows he’s ugly—inside and out. He’ll do anything to stay in self-imposed exile, even accept his father’s ultimatum that Paul tolerate the newest caretaker for three months or lose his inheritance. But Paul doesn’t count on the beautiful twenty-two-year-old who makes him long for things that he can never have. And the more she slips past his defenses, the more keeping his distance is impossible.
Now Paul and Olivia have to decide: Will they help each other heal? Or are they forever broken?
5 fabulous stars!!!
Lauren Layne is now one if my favourite authors! This book had it all; I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I got nervous, I got mad, and I felt an overwhelming sense of right at the end. Her H/H combo were so well written that I thought I was best friends living along side both of them watching their story unfold not just reading it! It has been a while that a book gave me this many goose bumps! I am now trying to get my hands on all of her masterpieces….I am that hooked! Well done Ms. Layne you are awesomesauce!
Reviewed by Rayna