A second chance at the one thing his billions can't buy...
As a trauma surgeon, Isabelle Rockwell has devoted her life to helping others. Her life is too crazy for romance…despite a powerful attraction to a stranger during an unexpected layover in Italy. But there’s no time to obsess over the mystery man. Recurring dreams of her mother are calling her home to the family lodge in the mountains, where a surprise guest is staying for the holidays—who else but her airport hottie!
Battling a takeover, billionaire Lyle Guero has been asked by his board of directors to lay low. What better place than Rocky Peak Lodge, his latest silent investment, home to the woman who’s haunted his thoughts since Rome? Independent, fascinating, equally career-focused, she’s the perfect temporary distraction.
But he didn’t count on the holiday spirit, the zany Rockwell family, or the danger lurking in the snowy shadows of the Cascades. How far will two renegade hearts go for a chance at love?
Lyle f-ing Guero was Isabell’s perfect match! Their connection from the first moment was evident in every moment during this wonderful story set at Christmas in the mountains. The mystery surrounding the Rockwell’s matriarch is woven through this contemporary romance and doesn’t overtake the main storyline. The epilogue!?! I’m dying here...
Isabelle Rockwell has dedicated her life to being the best. It didn't matter if it were skiing, becoming a surgeon, or winning a snowball fight. She excelled. She volunteered with Doctors Without Borders because she enjoyed helping others, but also because she wanted to experience life. She vowed to do what her mother didn't do, live life with no strings attached. Until an unexpected layover in Rome...
Lyle Guero became the man he was due to sheer determination and hard work. Having been moved around throughout his youth to various foster families, Lyle never truly felt as though he was part of a family-until he rescues another boy from a group of bullies. His new friend's family takes him in and ends up investing in a business that ultimately makes Lyle a billionaire. Being a billionaire has its perks, but when a snow storm delays his flight in Rome he comes across Isabelle. Isabelle doesn't "know" that Lyle is a billionaire. Lyle realizes he enjoys just being seen as Lyle, not a billionaire. After an amazing night, Lyle wakes up to find Isabelle is gone.
Renegade is the third novel in The Rockwell Legacy series. Although each novel can be read as a stand-alone novel, I highly recommend reading this series in order. The foundation for the series is revealed in the first novel and more secrets are revealed in the next two. I absolutely loved this novel! It was probably my favorite as I truly believe in its message. Isabelle lived her life chasing her dreams and striving to be the best, only to find out she wasn't really chasing her dreams. She was living the life she thought her mom always wanted, but couldn't have because she was "tied down" with kids and marriage. Lyle always believed the family life wasn't for him either. After spending time with Isabelle's family, he realizes he has his priorities all wrong. I loved the suspense, the journals, and revelations into Gracie's story. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.