Genre: contemporary romance
Cover: nice, but I prefer my paperback cover, the smaller picture
If you build it, love will come...to Hope's Crossing.
Alexandra McKnight prefers a life of long workdays and short-term relationships, and she's found it in Hope's Crossing. A sous chef at the local ski resort, she's just been offered her dream job at an exclusive new restaurant being built in town. But when it comes to designing the kitchen, Alex finds herself getting up close and personal with construction foreman Sam Delgado....
At first glance, Sam seems perfect for Alex. He's big, tough, gorgeous-and only in town for a few weeks. But when Sam suddenly moves into a house down the road, Alex suspects that the devoted single father of a six-year-old boy wants more from her than she's willing to give. Now it's up to Sam to help Alex see that, no matter what happened in her past, together they can build something more meaningful in Hope's Crossing.
My first book by this author, but it won't be my last. Just another small town love series, but I did enjoy her writing style, and the characters she created. Alex has her reasons for keeping her distance from entanglements of the heart, and I understood those. But she was punishing herself and that really had to stop. She did love lots of people though, like her elderly friend who is dying from cancer, her best friend just married her brother, and her mother is also romantically entangled. And then there is the lost dog that captures her heart instantly.
And now this attraction to Sam Delgado, who was not looking for love either. He is trying to build a new life for himself and his little son, after his wife died two years earlier of cancer. His son has been living with his sister, but now they are moving to Europe, and so he has to create a home for his son.
They were good together, and tried to be friends, but the attraction between them would not calm down. Alex is determined to protect her heart, and still thinks she is not good enough for Sam. She is even willing to give up her dream job, and her life in Hope's Valley …
I really liked both of them. Responsible, hard working adults, who were not looking for love but found it anyway. I liked them both interacting with each other and with other people. It is a very tight knit community, even though it is overrun with tourists most of the year. Yes, I did cry a lot during this novel, as Alex does not had it easy.
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