From New York Times bestselling author K.M. Scott comes an all-new, sexy standalone novel loosely based on Beauty and The Beast!
Zane Gilford has lived a blessed life. The only son of the owner of The Gilford House Inn, he's benefitted from his mother's extraordinary success. But Vermont was never where he wanted to be, and the day after graduation, he put the quaint country inn and everything about it behind him and never looked back.
The death of his mother left Zane a very wealthy man, but in her will she also left him a surprise. For an entire year, he must run that Vermont inn he's hated all his life if he wants to get one red cent of his inheritance.
Becca Fox has worked her way to the top of the advertising business and has the personal and professional scars to prove it. In her rare time off, she loves visiting her favorite bed and breakfast in the mountains of Vermont. When she finds a new owner running The Gilford House Inn, she wonders if her favorite getaway place has been ruined for her. He's sexy as all hell and incredibly good looking, but he's so cocky and arrogant.
From the first moment he sees her, Zane knows he wants Becca, but to get a woman like her, he's going to have to learn to be a better man than he's ever been. He's got an inn to run and a woman to win. Neither is going to be easy. And time isn't in his favor.
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Love hate relationship...
Zane has so much anger inside of him and lashes out at everyone near him when he is forced to take over his mother’s beloved Inn after her death to get his inheritance.
Becca is a sweet fun loving romantic that loves to get away from the rat race of life at her favorite little Inn that is so quaint and cozy. That is until she happens upon a long lost love that left her years ago without a word even though they had what she thought was a perfect relationship.
Make sure you read this story to find out if Zane and Becca can put enough Hard Work to make a reuniting love happen. You will fall in love with this cozy little Inn just like Becca has. KM Scott’s words on these pages make you feel like you could close your eyes and picture yourself there right along with the characters.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Zane <3
I have always been a huge fan of K.M. Scott books for years. I fan girl all over the place when I hear she has a new book coming. I loved Hard Work and loved harder on Zane. At first I was unsure if I was going like him. He was very difficult at the beginning. Stubborn and sarcastic man. He seemed like he could not really learn how love for love. It was all the fame, fortune, and freedom with Zane. Until he was left with his mothers B&B Inn. I really see how the author made her own version of Beauty and the Beast. It seemed that Zane was cold as stone, until Becca.
Becca is kind and loving. She is sassy and holds no bars to anyone that tries to walk all over her. Zane is down for the count before he even started. But little by little we finally saw that Zane may have a heart after all.
My thoughts on the book? I loved every bit of it! I loved seeing Becca bring Zane to his knees. When he would mess up and become a jerk, she would walk away. She was not there to hold his hand or turn a blind eye. This is what makes Zane finally open up and stop taking life for granted. But at what cost? Are these two ever going to make it? And lets talk about how hot these two tear it up in between the sheets. Your temperature will rise at least 10 degrees higher! I was captivated and had a hard time putting this book down. Hard Work is a definite page turner!