She’s just the kind of drama
Interior designer Bertie Anderson has big dreams for her career, and they don’t include being stuck in her hometown of Harmony, North Carolina. One last client, and Bertie is packing up her high heels and heading for her dream job in Atlanta. But her plans are derailed by the gorgeous new owner of that big old Victorian she’s always wanted to renovate…
He’s vowed to avoid
For retired tennis pro Keith Morgan, Harmony is a far cry from fast-paced Miami—which is exactly the point. Keith is starting a new life for himself and his daughter Maddie, and he’s left the bright lights and hot women far behind. Bertie’s exactly the kind of curvaceous temptation he doesn’t need, and Keith refuses to let their sizzling attraction distract him from his goals. Keith and Bertie both have to learn that there’s more than one kind of escape, and it takes more than wallpaper to turn a house into a home.
Summers's debut romance displays a full set of 1950s stereotypes despite an ostensibly present-day setting. The plot is a familiar take on familiar themes: rich, commitment-averse tennis star Keith Morgan moves to small-town in North Carolina for the sake of his daughter, Maddie, and experiences an unwilling surge of lust for the local "Betty Boop," interior designer ("decorator implied a bored housewife") Bertie Anderson, who's selected by Keith's elderly aunt to "make a comfortable, beautiful home for Maddie." Divergent goals, miscommunication, and lack of common interests notwithstanding, Keith and Bertie are overwhelmed by libido. The basic requirements of an amusing beach read are fulfilled, but a pervasive sense of having entered a time warp may leave readers wondering whether they've picked up a science fiction novel instead.
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Bertie is a character. Loved visiting Mayberry, I mean, Harmony, NC. Keith was a hunky hero and the minor characters entertaining. Well written. More, more, more, please.