A ruse with an old flame grows into romance.
Delphinium “Fin” Bloom returns to her hometown with one goal: get the mayor—her former flame—to approve a location shoot in Good Hope. But business turns personal when the two become entangled in a fake engagement to comfort his ailing grandmother.
For Jeremy, the romantic façade hits close to his heart. Still reeling from the way things ended between Fin and him all those years ago, he sees the fake engagement as an opportunity to get her out of his system once and for all. But instead of laying the past to rest, Jeremy quickly discovers he can’t envision a life without her.
Now engaged to another man, Fin had long ago given up on the dream of a life with Jeremy. Why is it, then, that her fake engagement feels more genuine than her real one? As the sleepy days of summer come to a close in Good Hope, will Fin and Jeremy give love a second chance? Or will the revelation of a devastating secret put an end to the fairy tale?
About the Author
Cindy Kirk’s passion for words started at an early age. At sixteen, she wrote in her diary: “I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t be a writer.” Her writing life soon began after taking a class at a local community college. Once her daughter went off to college, Kirk returned to her passion in earnest and jumped straight into composing book-length fiction.
An incurable romantic and eternal optimist, Kirk creates characters who grow and learn from their mistakes while achieving happy endings in the process. She loves reading and writing romance novels because she believes in the undeniable power of love and the promise of happily ever after. She lives in Nebraska with her high-school-sweetheart husband and their two dogs.