She's my best friend's sister. I shouldn't have wanted her, but I did.
Noah Winston's life was perfect. He had it all: striking looks, more money than he could ever spend, good friends, and any woman he wanted.
Margo Perry's life wasn't perfect, but it was her own. She didn't need a man to make her happy or feel better about herself.
Then he saw her – a gorgeous, rain-soaked stranger – but she wasn't a stranger at all. They'd known each other a lifetime ago, when she was just a girl. Now, she was all woman.
Then it happened. The man she had spent her teenage years lusting over rescued her on a bleak yet fateful day. There he was, straight out of her dreams, looking better now than he had years ago.
The more time he spent with her, the more he questioned everything he knew.
The more time she spent with him, the more those old feelings resurfaced and grew stronger.
Too bad it only took one night, a few words, and a terrible decision, to ruin it all.
Too bad it was too good to be true.
I love conflict and stomach plummeting moments. This one checks off all my boxes! - Lisa Kane, Three Chicks and Their Books
True to the title, love is hard. It's fragile and delicate, and how you come through in the end is what makes the journey worth it. Hard Love takes you on just that kind of journey. A must read. A.M. Madden, USA Today Bestselling Author
It's been a while since I read a book in one sitting, but once I started Hard Love, I couldn't put it down. Margo and Noah's story was sweet, hot, romantic, heart-breaking and absolute perfection. Tara Sivec,
USA Today Bestselling Author.
The author took my on a journey from past to present, from lust to love, and from want to need. Rosa Sharon, iScream Book Blog
I found myself thinking about this book when I had to put it down. I was consumed immediately with this story. I love the storyline. I love these two together. Karie Puskas, Panty Dropping Book Blog
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About the Author
Joanne Schwehm is a wife and mother. She loves to create stories that readers can get lost in. Her desire is to have readers want to get to know her characters and be a part of their lives.
She an avid sports fan especially when it comes to the NY Yankees. She enjoys playing and watching golf . And of course she loves to read and get lost in romance.
Joanne believes everyone should have romance in their lives. She hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book!!! Gah!!!!! I was giggling right on page 1!!!!! Take one older brother’s best friend add the little sister all grown up and you get a funny friends to lovers combination that was hard to put down (I finished in 8 hours, it was that good!!!!) The chemistry that existed between Margo and Noah was perfect and well written! I loved the banter and how they attempted to “hide” Margo’s identity in one social setting, so funny! This was my first book by Ms. Schwehm and I can’t wait to read another one!!! I highly recommend this book for a Rom-Com fix!
Noah was Margo's teenage crush. What was not to like? He was gorgeous, rich, and most of all, kind to her. He was always around since he was her brother's best friend. He would help her with her homework and she was delighted when he talked to her. Until she asked him to the prom. Meeting years later when they were both pursuing their careers and adults was a twist of Fate. The more time they spent together the more they enjoyed each other's company. Until that fateful day when they fought about the future. This is a very romantic story. Like all these billionaire stories, Noah is no different. He is set in the life he is leading and his freedom is most important. He never realized how lonely his life was. Besides work and money, there was nothing else in his life worth living for. Really loved this story with all its ups and downs. These two lovers were meant for each other. The fact they are so stubborn makes for clashes that had me laughing and sometimes crying. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. I thank the author for sharing a copy of her book with me.
4.5 Harry & Sally Stars! I loved this fun & flirty, sweet & sexy forbidden romance! Noah was Margo's first love, but unfortunately he was her brothers best friend and off limits. When he didn't return her feelings she was devastated and determined to protect her heart from breaking again. Now years later they are each successful and back in the same city. When they have a chance meeting, Noah is instantly attracted to the grownup sexy woman before him. Margo sees the she could fall for this older, sexier man even faster than before. When Noah asks her out, she tries to turn him down, but Noah isn't easily deterred and won't take no as an answer. Noah is so sweet, thoughtful and romantic. Their first meetings were awkward and hilarious but grew to be fun, hot and sexy. I loved their banter as they both try to control their relationship, but they are both helpless to control their hearts. I loved how there wasn't a lot of angst but two professional people trying to navigate life with all it's twists and turns and finding love along the way. I loved and was thoroughly engaged from start to finish with this fun, heartfelt, and super sexy romance!