Lila Payne and Austin Thomas share a three days of uninterrupted passion, both seeking release from their own demons. But when the time is up, they both walk away none the wiser that their future is intertwined.
Now three months later, Lila is taking over her uncle’s mountain resort only to find that it isn’t quite what she expected. At the local nursery, she goes to pick up supplies and meets the true Austin Thomas. While Austin resembles the guy she met three months ago, he isn’t the man. Especially since Austin is happily married. Being a small town, word travels fast that there has been a switch up and Spencer is the one to blame.
So Lila plays dumb on having met Spencer to get back at him. Unfortunately her mountain resort isn’t all she thought it would be. In fact, no one can live there. To make amends, Spence starts repairing the resorts buildings on his dime through all of Lila’s protests.
Throw in a town who sticks their nose into everything, this turned out to be a delightfully quirky book! There are bets place on everything in these two’s relationship which left me laughing at all the names they called everything. No, I don’t want to live in this town!
Through it all, Spence is harboring anger at his mother for leaving them and now can’t trust a woman past a one night stand. Lila doesn’t push, but instead wants to protect her heart after her already bad divorce.
What I love is not every issue is resolved. They don’t run off and get married. They know there are issues they have to work through, but in the end, they are together and ready to work on their problems and grow into a loving relationship.
With a novella, you don’t have the time to build the relationship to it’s ultimate end. I am thankful this story didn’t rush in the ends with all the lovey dovey stuff that ruins my reality of a contemporary story.
I recommend this one to anyone who wants a steamy romance story, with some drama, quirky neighbors and a family that loves one another.