USA Today bestselling author Hope Ramsay delivers the next book in her Moonlight Bay series, an enemies-to-lovers story about a man who returns home to his small town and finds love in the most unlikely of places.
She never forgot him...but can she forgive him?
Jessica Blackwood is trying to make her architectural design firm a success, and she's off to a great start, thanks to a recommendation that leads to the job of the century-designing a house for a wealthy but reclusive bachelor. The only problem? Jessica's new client happens to be her old high school nemesis. The bigger problem? He's no longer the cocky boy who once tormented her, and suddenly she finds herself intrigued by her new client.
Christopher Martin isn't proud of his past behavior. He regrets nothing more than hurting Jessica all those years ago, and now that he's back in Magnolia Harbor he finally has a chance to make amends. As the two work side by side, Topher begins to realize he wants more than a house. He wants forgiveness and a future with the woman he's never forgotten. But can he prove to Jessica he's truly changed?
Ramsay revisits Beauty and the Beast in the sweet third Moonlight Bay romance (after Summer on Moonlight Bay). Jessica Blackwood left the seaside town of Magnolia Harbor, S.C., in disgrace as a teenager, chased away by a nasty rumor that everyone including her sanctimonious parents bought into. But now she's back and determined to start a successful architectural firm, so when wealthy Topher Martin, Jessica's high school nemesis, offers her the chance to design his new house, she has no choice but to accept. In the years since they last saw each other, a horrible car accident transformed Topher from the cocky, handsome jerk he was in high school into a heavily scarred recluse determined to hide from the world. As Topher and Jessica get reacquainted, they learn to cast off old hurts and realize that their preconceived notions of each other are standing in the way of true love. Ramsay paints a quaint portrait of Magnolia Harbor and its earnest, salt-of-the-earth denizens, but she doesn't shy from drama and drops in a few deliciously hateable villains to liven up the tale. This cozy small-town romance will please Ramsay's fans and should attract new ones.