Discovered at sixteen, supermodel Livia Blake has lived a life most women only dream of. But beneath the glitz and glamour is a small-town girl who yearns for babies, a permanent home—and the man to go with it. Then she meets Hunter Chambers at his family-owned Napa Valley winery. The sexy single father tempts Livia with a desire she's never known…and with a dream she was afraid wouldn't come true.
Hunter knows Livia's type…and she's not his type at all. But he can't deny the passion surging between them. But what happens once Livia jets off to her next photo shoot, taking Hunter's heart with her? Is their love strong enough to create their own private paradise, far from the glare of the spotlight?
So innocently beautiful
The story was just an example of how exceptional Ann Christopher's writing is. The relationship between Hunter and Livia was just absolutely beautiful. And of course anytime a child is a main character in one of Ann Christopher's stories it takes the story to a whole new level of wonderful. Just seeing things through the eyes of Kendra made things so much more emotional.
This little girl had lost her mother in a tragic accident and had not quite recovered from it yet. Both Kendra and Hunter were still hurting from their loss. Though Hunter was more concerned about how devastating a temporary affair with Livia would affect Kendra it seemed that Kendra was able to see past all of the façade and see Livia for who she really was. She was able to openly accept Livia into her life before her father could come to terms with what he really felt. Ultimately it seemed Hunter was protecting his own heart and using Kendra as an excuse. Oh and Kendra and her dinosaurs...absolutely adorable. And let's not forget Willard.
I think the absolute cutest scene and probably the most emotional scene was when Kendra finally met her baby sister and wondered if this was the same baby that was in Livia's belly. And Livia had Kendra come sit on her lap so that she could tell her baby sister that she was her big sister.
This is why I buy Ann's books. I absolutely loved it.