Sometimes you have to create your own destiny . . .
Christy Knight grew up in Destiny, Ohio, but lately she feels that her future lies elsewhere. Her parents are gone and the beautiful jewelry she creates doesn't pay the bills. Maybe it's time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who's smart, sexy, and solvent. Her rugged handyman neighbor fits the first two categories, but he's all wrong for her. If only he didn't have such captivating blue eyes.
Wary of trusting others, Jack DuVall hasn't been entirely honest with Christy. He's not really a handyman. He's not really broke. And sharing the long drive to visit her beloved grandpa isn't just about gallantry—he finds gorgeous, feisty Christy completely irresistible.
When secrets are exposed, Jack and Christy struggle to find their way back to one another, but the quirky seaside town of Coral Cove could prove the perfect place to find a red-hot destiny of their own.
Bestseller Blake plucks a minor character from her completed Destiny series for this skimpy contemporary romance, which starts the Coral Cove series. Christy Knight is an orphaned college dropout struggling to make ends meet in Destiny, Ohio. After learning that her only relative, Grandpa Charlie, has run out of money to pay for his nursing home in Coral Cove, Fla., she vows to find a way to help, even if that means marrying for money. Jack DuVall, her hunky neighbor, thinks Christy is terrific; after learning she's after a rich man, he conceals his lucrative work as a financial advisor. When the two embark on a road trip to see Grandpa Charlie, they feel increasing sexual desire, even though Jack's lies force him to keep Christy at a distance. Flashbacks to Grandpa Charlie's 18th summer add some sorely needed depth.
Toni Blake is the best!
I've read all of toni Blake's books and I must say that this one has been one of the best ones! I'm always so excited to read and always sad when the book is over. Can't wait for the next book to come out!