The quick of it is that Josh is a handyman in a vacation town. He used to both work and play with the "summer people" who descend on their idyllic lake town each year but things got messy and now he's trying to avoid entangles with them and the way the play with the lives of the locals while they're on vacation. Hell of a thing when a young actress--who is connected to one of the summer women Josh previously had an affair with--comes into town and the sparks fly between them. Dragging him intimately into the world of the rich vacationers he tries to avoid, once again.
These two were interesting and in the end I really liked them both. Ashley was sweet and always trying to do nice things which had a tendency to backfire on her. She was spontaneous and didn't always think things through quite enough but I couldn't help but like her and totally fall for her as she loved on Josh's animals (who were so freaking cute!). She really was a fun one and so much more than the pampered starlet she first appears. And Josh. He totally had the sexy happening. He owns his own business, was a hard worker and doing his best to change his life and be a better man.
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Their romance wasn't smooth sailing--mainly because of the chip on Josh's shoulder in regards to summer people--but they had great chemistry right from the start and once they worked through some of their issues were sweet and a bit sexy and felt so good together.
One of the things I loved the most was seeing them both grow during the book. There's really so much more to these two than first meets the eye and they weren't at their best when the book kicked off. I wasn't totally certain about either of them for a little while but they both won me over as they each struggled with becoming better people. Leaving behind morally questionable behavior, dealing with toxic people in their lives. career changes and embracing life. I liked seeing them both work past their issues even if it could be painful or frustrating watching it happen. But it was wonderful to see it happen nonetheless.
Do you have a favorite Summer read?
Or one where the hero/heroine are from vastly different lifestyles?
After one look at the handsome handyman, Ashley has a hard time saying no. But Josh is tired of playing boy toy for rich women like Jasmine and her friends. As determined as he is to stay away, he can’t shake the feeling that Ashley is different—and he can’t help noticing her auburn hair and dancing green eyes. But when their budding romance hits the tabloids, will it be another Hollywood scandal, or happily ever after?
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