In high school, Gio Esposito was the handsome charmer every girl wanted and Rose Whitman couldn’t believe he chose her. Then she discovers Gio isn’t the man she thought he was and lets him go. Fifteen years later, Gio donates $10,000 to her charity, no strings attached. Maybe she was wrong about Gio all those years ago, but she can’t risk being hurt again.
Something went wrong for Gio and Rose, something he still doesn’t understand, and he’s determined to get answers. So Gio makes Rose an offer she can’t refuse—he’ll donate an additional $100,000 to Rose’s charity if she poses as his girlfriend at his sister’s New England destination wedding.
Soon, Rose is enjoying lobster, lighthouses, and laughter with Gio and his quirky family. She’s also questioning why she ever let Gio go. Will Gio convince Rose that he’s a man worth fighting for? And will Rose give Gio not just the answers he craves, but a second chance to win her heart?
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Loved this book. Virna DePaul has become a favourite author of mine for great romance & great storyline. This story was laugh out loud funny in the beginning until I cried a few pages in learning the reason for why Rose was out in the rain trying to get donations for a charity close to her heart. Both Gio & Rose were strong willed & determined, both with an agenda. Their chemistry was still strong & combustible as it was when they were teenagers about to start the next chapter of their lives. Fifteen years have passed & the pain is still there for both, can one week change things. I loved the characters of Gio's grandmother Nana Ginger & her sister Alice, they were a hoot & none too subtle in their attempt to get Gio & Rose in bed together & married. This hot, funny, sad & sweet story is a definite recommend to read. I voluntarily reviewed this ARC received from the author for an honest review.