When ratings for her popular DIY show start to circle the drain after the sudden death of her sister, Charlotte “Charlie” Conti has only one mission—to plan a comeback. But her sister had other plans. As part of the will, Charlie must work with *him* to create a memorial scholarship in her sister’s memory. The same *him* Charlie fell in love with three years ago while working at a summer camp.
The same *him* she dumped to protect his heart.
Sexy British player, Nate Walsh, has sixty days to find a new job or he’ll be deported back to England where he’s no longer welcome. He doesn’t have time to work on a memorial scholarship with *her*. The same *her* who shattered his heart without explanation or warning.
The same *her* he’s never gotten over.
Unable to agree on a benefactor for the scholarship, Nate and Charlie challenge each other to a winner-takes-all competition. They both know the only way to win is to turn up the heat and tease one another with the one thing they both want: each other. But as sparks fly, their true feelings resurface. Nate and Charlie must decide if their love is worth the effort or if they'll allow their disastrous past mistakes to destroy their chance at forever.
Sad but Sweet Second Chance Story
This was a wonderful story about second chances. The characters are flawed, real and lovable. Charlie and Nate’s story had me crying quite a few times but it also had me laughing and smiling too. I really enjoyed Meet Me Under the Stars and would love to read more from this author.
Charlie loves Nate. She’s never stopped loving him although Nate has been made to believe otherwise. Charlie left Nate years ago because she was scared and believed it was the best thing to do. She wanted to save him from the heartache that the secret she’s hiding would of caused him.
After three years Nate still can’t get over losing Charlie. The fact that he still has no idea why she left him only made the pain worse. Trying to get over her he buried himself in his schooling and had countless one night stands. The problem is the heart wants what the heart wants. For Nate that’s always been Charlie.
Charlie’s sister Gwen passes away leaving a Will behind that will have the two working side by side to fulfill her last wishes. They have to set up a scholarship for children to attend the camp where Charlie, Gwen, Nate and all their friends met.
Charlie and Nate disagree on who the benefactor of the scholarship should be. They decided to set up a competition to see who will get the right to choose. The competition has them playing dirty and trying to one up the other. Tensions rise and truths are finally uncovered leaving the two with a lot to think about. Will the mistakes of the past keep them apart or will they both be able to forgive and learn to trust each other? Will they finally be able to get what both their hearts truly desire?
Fantastic, heart-wrenching romance
Loved this book so much. Charlie is such a great heroine, trying to stay away from the man she loves because she saw how much pain it will cause him if she inherits the same genetic condition as her sister. But Nate loves her (and doesn't understand why she pushed him away). It was great to watch them find their way back to each other.
Even when Charlie was making bad decisions and making me shake my head at her, I still understood and rooted for her. That's the mark of a good romance for me.