Cover girl Cat St. James's picture-perfect life is anything but flawless. Luckily, she's a master of hiding the truth from the camera. Relying on that skill, she conceals her latest secret from her family while attending her brother's wedding.Read more...
Cover girl Cat St. James's picture-perfect life is anything but flawless. Luckily, she's a master of hiding the truth from the camera. Relying on that skill, she conceals her latest secret from her family while attending her brother's wedding. Her only trouble now is Hank Mitchell--the soft-spoken carpenter she'd once brushed aside. Seeing him at the reception underscores her private heartache and ignites unwelcome longing, which she promptly drowns in champagne.
Hank is no stranger to sacrifice, having set aside his own ambitions to take care of his family. One thing he won't forsake is his pride, which Cat already wounded once. But when the maddening beauty's reckless behavior forces him to rush to her rescue, he sets in motion a series of events that leads Cat to make a business proposal granting him his dream job.
When Cat and Hank mix business with pleasure, promises and secrets unravel, and each must decide if and what they'll surrender for love.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-12-21
- Reviewer: Staff
In the second St. James contemporary (after Worth the Wait), set on present-day Block Island, R.I., Beck takes readers on a journey of self-reinvention and risky investments, in love and in life. Cat St. James got by on her looks for a long time. Shes older now, and she wants to secure her future and prove that shes more than a pretty face. Hank Mitchell wants Cat from the moment he sees her. Shes his bosss sister, but that doesnt bother him, and when shes happy to make out with him at his bosss party, he figures thats a hint that she doesnt mind his simple lifestylebut she blows him off to go back to her rich boyfriend. When Cat offers Hank a business proposition, hes worried about the financial riskshe supports his sick mother and pays his sisters college tuitionand also concerned that his intense attraction to Cat will get in the way. In the first book, Cat and Hank were intriguing secondary characters; now they shine, and returning readers will be thrilled by how Beck develops them. With strong family ties, loyalty, playful banter, and sexual tension, Beck has crafted a beautiful second-chances story with a nice setup for the sequel. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Agency. (Feb.)