Cora Cabot’s life is falling apart. So when her Australian friend announces she’s secured an internship in the States, Cora has a brilliant idea: house swap! Small-town Australia sounds like the perfect getaway. Only, when she gets there, the house isn’t empty. Turns out her friend’s hot Australian brother is staying there, too—and he doesn’t look happy to see her.
The last thing Trent Walters needs is a roommate for the summer. Especially an American who immediately floods the house and single-handedly destroys the family project his sister created for their parents’ anniversary. Now, not only does Cora insist on helping fix the house, he needs her help re-creating the family scrapbook. And glitter is not his forte.
But between late nights cooking, pints at the local pub, and competitive matches of cricket on the beach, Cora starts to break through Trent’s defenses. Too bad Cora made a promise to return to working with her father at the end of the summer—a promise she can’t break—because this holiday is starting to feel like one she never wants to end.
Each book in the Patterson's Bluff series is STANDALONE:
* The Aussie Next Door
* Her Aussie Holiday
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Discovering Your True Self
Whoever says money can buy you happiness, has never met Cora. Coming from wealth, Cora has lived a VERY public life. She’s ALWAYS done everything her mom has asked her to do and been miserable doing it. Cora is a people pleaser and would love nothing more than to earn her dad’s approval-love. So she submits a manuscript to her dad in hopes that he will finally take her dream of becoming a writer seriously. What she receives, is an email telling her she isn’t made to be a writer. So when her Aussie friend reaches out in need of an apartment for a month, Cora readily agrees to a house swap. In need of escape from her public life, parents, and ex-fiancé Cora hops the next plane to Patterson’s Bluff and to Trent....
Trent Walters, a jack of all trades and older brother to Liv, is the laidback, easy going sibling in the Walter’s family. He is always willing to help his family and puts others before himself—at his expense. When his sister decides to take an internship in Manhattan, he decides to move into her “house” so that he can finish the remodel and surprise her when she returns. What he didn’t expect to find, was a flooded house and Cora...
Between the flood repairs, scrapbook redo, and the cricket team, Trent and Cora begin to bond. The friendship is immediate and the chemistry is off the charts! I laughed, cried, held my breath in anticipation throughout all their interactions. The glitter “party” was adorbs. Joe and his head-banging was HILARIOUS! Cricket lessons on the beach were priceless. This was a story of self discovery, love, and the true meaning of family. I LOVED Trent’s encouragement of Cora’s dreams! I also enjoyed glimpses into the rest of the Walter’s clan. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
loved this book! It is well written and the characters are delightful and well developed. This romantic, touching story about two wounded people, from very different worlds just tugged at me. I wanted to watch as they evolved. I hoped for a HEA, no matter how slim the chance. I couldn’t put it down. Romance, angst, characters to love and a few to hate- what’s not to like?
This is my honest review of this advance reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way.