Workaholic Lillian Mahoney has given everything to her job. The hugely popular lifestyle show she helped create monopolizes her time, energy, creativity, and anything remotely resembling a life. But all it takes is the show’s womanizing, egomaniac star throwing a massive hissy on live TV to utterly implode Lillian’s career in a New York minute.
Now Lillian’s hiding out in the gorgeous and completely unknown seaside village of Blink, Maine. Out of gas. A stolen wallet. A broken heel. And worse, she’s somehow managed to completely piss off the town’s resident hunk, Caleb Wright. She’ll show that hot, grumpy single father exactly what she’s made of.
But Blink isn’t quite what Lillian expects—and neither is Caleb...or his feisty teen daughter she can't help but love. And while her entire life and career are in shreds, Lillian might just discover what happens when she gives her bad first impression a second chance.
Each book in the Hideaway Harbor series is STANDALONE:
* Accidentally Perfect
* Accidentally Famous
Clarke (the Anderson Brothers series) gets the Hideaway Harbor series off to a soft start with this overly expositional outing, which weighs down its heroine with the dual responsibility of finding a happy ending and boosting her new hometown's population to attract love connections for her friends in installments to come. Lillian Mahoney is the brains behind the massively successful Living Sharpe lifestyle brand, though handsome, lazy spokesperson Niles Sharpe gets all the credit. When a falling out with Niles threatens her professional future, she escapes to her sister's vacation cottage in charming but dying Blink, Maine. Ridiculously, local boat builder Caleb Wright immediately suspects Lillian to be a gold-digging scammer, based solely on seeing her strike up a conversation with a sweet old man she has no way of knowing is the town's wealthiest landowner. Caleb's determined to catch her in her con, leading to several silly confrontations until Caleb (finally) realizes that Lillian is actually a bright, well-meaning woman determined to revitalize the town. With a little help from a blueberry pie contest and the Living Sharpe empire, Lillian may turn Blink into a vacation destination yet albeit not without some amusing mishaps along the way. Though a bit light in its own right, this sets things up nicely for future series outings.