Linda Cunningham's debut romance novel was a pleasant surprise filled with sweet romance. I didn't want to stop reading and was sad when I finally did reach the end, wishing there was more.
Lauren Smith has everything she could possibly want: the perfect job, fiancé, penthouse, an engagement ring. But most importantly, stability. So when Lauren learns that her grandmother left her home in a small Vermont town, she begrudgingly returns in hopes of selling it.
What she doesn't expect is Caleb Cochran. The moment he steps through her door to help with a plumbing problem, sparks fly and tension mounts. How can they deny the growing attraction between them? And how long can Lauren continue her life before it's not enough for her anymore?
This was a fun, quick read for me filled with romance and longing and tender kisses. From the moment that Lauren and Caleb met you could sense the connection between them, even when it only resulted in fights and annoyance. Their time together was beautiful and only made me wish to see them together more. But, their time apart was also essential.
Watching the growth of Lauren throughout the story was the best part for me, because she thought she knew exactly what she wanted out of life. Just as we all do. But, as life has a way of doing, everything ended up going completely the opposite and she had to figure out what was best for her.
Linda did a great job of really getting to her readers hearts and making her story about love. I could feel my heart leaping into my throat quite a few times and my eyes welling up with tears while reading this, and that doesn't happen quite often.
I'm definitely looking forward to the sequel to this story and finding out what else she has in store for these characters!