One summer, two sisters and a chance to start over…
Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiancé, a successful store and a busy, happy existence. After months spent adrift, she takes a job at the lakeside resort of Cooper’s Charm. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, friendly colleagues and a charismatic, widowed boss, Phoenix is slowly inching her way back into the world.
Visiting Cooper’s Charm to check up on her little sister, Ridley Rose impulsively agrees to fill in as housekeeper. Still reeling from an ego-bruising divorce, she finds satisfaction in a job well done—and in the attention of the resort’s handsome scuba instructor.
For Phoenix and Ridley, Cooper’s Charm is supposed to be merely temporary. But this detour may lead to the place they most need to be, where the future is as satisfying as it is surprising…
The woods of rural Ohio help wounded souls heal in Foster's tender contemporary. Sisters Phoenix and Ridley need a quiet place to heal and regain their confidence after some hard knocks, and picturesque lakeside resort Cooper's Charm is the perfect temporary landing spot. The grounds keeper job is hard work, but the physical labor helps Phoenix recover from the trauma of robbery and assault, and she thrives on being part of a tight-knit staff. Resort owner Cooper Cochran understands needing a hideout, since he bought the resort while reeling from his wife's murder, and Phoenix helps take his mind off his woes. Ridley, at loose ends after an ego-bruising divorce and hefty settlement, stays at the resort as a housekeeper and soon falls for sexy scuba instructor Baxter McNab. Sexiness permeates every scene; Cooper's gentle protectiveness and desire contrasts with Baxter and Ridley's hot bedroom games. A subplot involving a stalker and vandalism feels misplaced in this otherwise well-executed contemporary romance. Foster excels at portraying well-crafted characters with distinct personalities, and readers will enjoy the banter among all the friends.
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This cast of characters is one of the best groups I have read. Phoenix and Ridley have an incredible sister relationship. Their love, support and witty banter is such an amazing element to this book. Their dynamic is like a caffeine high - full of energy. Cooper, Baxter and Daron are the super sexy alpha males in Cooper's Charm, an RV camping resort. They are strong, opinoninated and they love women. Maris, Joy and Sugar round out the very endearing ensemble.
After Phoenix's horrific and traumatizing experience, she decides to get her fresh start in Cooper's Charm as the groundskeeper. Shortly after, Ridley follows Phoenix and sets herself up in an RV to be close to her sister. From there, the sisters become a part of this close knit group of friends and the loyalty and love found in Cooper's Charm is the answer to their prayers.
Coopers charm is one of the best books I've read this year. I always open a Lori Foster book with excited anticipation. She hasn't disappointed. This book has heart, heat and passion
A little unrealistic. Sex happened too soon for both sisters and overly descriptive when it did.