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?
Forever or Never?
I enjoyed reading Rose and Gio’s story. It was endearing and sexy and funny and at times, very sad. Misunderstandings led to heartbreak and a 15 year separation. Can one week give them closure? More heartbreak? Or the forever they want?
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Absolutely loved this book! I’m a sucker for when the characters reunite after a period of time so this was up my alley. I enjoyed it soooo very much! Gio is a great combination of tender and strong. The way he’s with his family, the way his with Rose. He’s perfect. Rose is a character that many women can relate to. She’s strong but doesn’t realize it because of years of insecurities and loss. And don’t get me started on Nana! I LOVED her!! Don’t know if it was her tender heart, meddling ways, or her wittiness. Definitely put this hook on your To Read List. And trust me you won’t be disappointed!