Olivia Bennett is on the tenure track at Cornell University, the resident expert on Southern women writers. After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, she falls in love with and purchases an old, run-down farmhouse. The only catch: she knows nothing about renovating a house, taking care of land, or snow. Joss Bauer is a New York native who grew up in her family’s construction business. She has a soft spot for old houses, but no patience for overpaid debutantes who want to play at country living. When Olivia hires Joss to do the renovations on her new home, the sparks fly, in more ways than one. It turns out both women have a lot to learn about life, love, and the meaning of home. But when a scandal threatens Olivia’s professional reputation, it puts her priorities and her newfound love on the line.
Rey's frothy contemporary romance brings two women together to restore an ancient farmhouse in Ithaca, N.Y. The dilapidated house is perfect for transplanted Southerner Olivia Bennett, who's now a tenure-track English professor at Cornell University. She just needs to hire a local contractor to fix it up. When Joss Bauer of Bauer and Sons Construction answers the call, she instinctively appreciates Olivia's vision for the old place. Even though they can both see the home's potential, they don't really appear able to see each other. In fact, when they first meet, Joss totally misreads Olivia and tries to set her up with Joss's brother Ben. That's just the first of several misunderstandings that threaten to derail the women's mutual attraction. Tension mounts as Olivia's colleagues and her snobbish family collide with Joss's down-home demeanor. But the women totally click in bed, as well as when they're poring over paint chips, and readers will enjoy finding out whether love conquers all.
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It's a good read, words flowed. Really liked the concept of renovator/restorer and educator.
Don't know if this is quoting something in this book or an article that I recently read but feel it also applies to life in general. It went something like this: "taking something old and restoring it to its old glory. To what it looked like before. A lot of people see an old house and write it off because it's not new."
That is so awesome and profound!
Hope you continue writing and look forward to reading more from you in the future.