Shannon Baker likes the one man she can't have.
To be fair, the day she meets her sister's boyfriend on the California beach, she thinks he's a tourist—a really charming tourist who understands more of her heart than people she's known her whole life.
But Marshall has a secret. He's only pretending to date Shannon's sister—his co-worker—because her ex dumped her hours before a family reunion. In return, she's promised to recommend Marshall for a promotion back in New York.
Things get complicated when he meets Shannon, a woman so unlike anyone he's ever known. Because she's sweet and kind and selfless … and, somehow, she sees something in him.
Unfortunately, being with her would ruin all his plans. Or is love enough to make everything work out the way it should?
Read all the books in the Walker Beach Series, a clean and sweet collection about people finding love in a small town. Books can stand alone but are best read in order.
Shannon and Marshall’s story is adorable. Both of them have some issues from the past that they need to overcome. Their instant connection gives both of them the courage to face their demons. Love takes sacrifice and commitment, and they are both ready! You’ll love their story!
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED!
When you grow up in a large family in a small town, it can feel like both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because there is always someone around to care for you when you have a crisis. It is a curse when you mess up (in a big or small way) and they all find out because you fill like you have let each of them down. This is the life of Shannon Baker. Plus she has always lived in the shadow of her older sister, Quinn. Quinn is the outgoing, overachiever and Shannon is the quiet, behind the scenes type that makes sure everyone else looks good, gets the credit as well as being the peacemaker in every situation.
While on the beach one day, Shannon finally meets an interesting man. She is never one to just talk to strangers but there is just something different about this man. Even though they only have a brief conversation, she feels as though he really does understand her heart in a way no one else ever has. Imagine their shared surprise when they are introduced later on and Shannon discovers Marshall is Quinn’s boyfriend! Shannon feels betrayed but he never said he wasn’t involved with anyone. Only Marshall is guarding a secret ... he and Quinn aren’t really together. They’re co-workers and her boyfriend bailed and he’s filling in so she’ll recommend him for for a promotion.
Author Lindsay Harrel writes a compelling end to this story. The Baker Family is all together for the 4th of July Celebration and they celebrate for days with all kinds of activities, competitions and meals. Harrel never runs out of great ideas for interesting situations to put her characters in and let the readers really see inside them. What we discover may sometime surprise us. One thing we do learn in this book, love is all you need. This was another great read by Harrel!
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the author. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.