If you’re planning on falling in love…
When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark—the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. She’s a tattoo artist, he’s a straight-laced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie.
you’d better be sure…
Caleb doesn’t do emotions. Growing up the underdog, he’s learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. He’s never worried about it before—not until he finally gets behind Sadie’s armor and begins to fall.
… someone is there to catch you.
Both guarded and vulnerable, Sadie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what they’re each willing to risk.
Anything Jill Shalvis creates is a gem in the romance world, but her Heartbreaker Bay Series has really captured my with it's continued sense of place in her novels as well as the inter-dynamics of her characters. Each book delves into the innermost workings and feelings of her characters without causing repetition through the series' story line. I find many longer series having repetitive beginning or parts to them like a glimpse into all the books and story lines past, but not in this series.
Sadie Lane is a a strong female character who has been hurt in the past by her family, as she is the black sheep, as well as in her love life. She is struggling to survive on her own, but she is also stringiness to find her sense of place in the world.
Enter in her long standing nemesis, in only Sadie's mind, Caleb who is an up an coming entrepreneurial mastermind with a Midas Touch for business and endeavors, and you have a hot mess.
Shalvis brings out the best in this romance with her plucky and snarky heroine overcoming her inner turmoil of getting back into a relationship, especially into a relationship with a guy that she had predisposed conceptions about. After finding Caleb rescuing a three legged dog one night, Sadie finds herself vulnerable as she begins to open up and find out that Caleb isn't the man she thought he was, but that he has just about as much damage as herself.
Can Sadie get over her past and accept that Caleb may just love her for who she is? This is a great page turner for a fireside read as the wintery weather us upon us. With some hot pages and a story line with a captivating and smooth pace you may just find yourself engulfed in this book, and get warmed up by the romance of the characters.
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