You can't go too far when you're fighting for love . . .
Tamra Day swore off men a long time ago. Her art, her friends, and her garden have always been enough . . . until now. Suddenly, Tamra is aching for a connection. Unfortunately, Coral Cove's most eligible bachelor is the troublemaker who's building the mini-golf course she's designing. Brusque and sarcastic, he's made a habit of annoying Tamra. But more infuriating is the fact that Tamra can't help noticing how sexy he is.
They call him a war hero, but Jeremy Sheridan knows better. Still haunted by painful memories from Afghanistan, he's just hoping for a fresh start. So far, the only problem is his new boss, Tamra, a control freak who's easy on the eyes—and way too fun to tease.
Despite their differences, Tamra and Jeremy aren't as alone as they think they are. And together, with a little Coral Cove magic, they'll discover how good it feels to embrace a bright new future.
Blake's third Coral Cove contemporary (after Love Me If You Dare) transports Jeremy Sheridan, a Marine veteran from her Destiny series, from Ohio to the quirky Florida seashore town. Jeremy, suffering from PTSD after a tour of Afghanistan, needs a place to start over. He finds work constructing a miniature golf course. Artist Tamra Day, whose upbringing in an Arizona commune led to her trust issues and need for control, designed the course with Coral Cove landmarks. Forced to work together, rude, bushy-bearded Jeremy and reserved, long-skirted Tamra feel attraction growing, though both try to hide their true selves. By giving Jeremy's backstory and artfully describing his tense reactions to crowds, Blake creates a fully fleshed-out character. Sex scenes sizzle, and emotional encounters resonate with honest feelings. The theme of forgiving oneself adds depth to an otherwise routine romance.