Love is the best medicine
Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She's left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor's most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she's now guardian of her ex's young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn't have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.
Olivia may act like she's got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He'd really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn't want his help. Since he's returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he's interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.
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Mason's third Harmony Harbor contemporary (after Starlight Bridge) is unnecessarily confusing. The lack of a backstory recap turns plot points into nothing more than frustrating noise, as with ghost Colleen Gallagher and why she needs doddering manservant Jasper to read her hidden memoir. Even worse is the soap-opera story surrounding heroine Olivia Davenport, an event planner and heiress in disguise. Is she abusing prescription pills and wine, and if so, is it out of grief for her little boy's death or because her dead bigamist husband's best friend is nagging her to take in the daughter the dead man had with his other now missing wife? And will Dr. Finn Gallagher, who disapproves of but lusts after Olivia, become her savior and maybe convenient husband after her in-laws hire a private investigator to dig up dirt on her and help them gain custody of the little girl she comes to love? There are many questions, and few reasons to seek the answers.