A May-December romance fans flames in a small town...
Previously released as The Way You Look Tonight.
At the ripe old age of twenty-six, Anne Barton is content to live with her mother in her cozy childhood home, surrounded by stuffed animals and girlish dreams. But the owner of the Orchard Diner has a secret: when she was twelve she caused a horrific fire that brutally scarred her best friend.
Forty-four-year-old firefighter Will O'Hara knows he should campaign for the job of Harmony Springs Fire Chief. Doing so, though, would force him to overcome his blinding fear of public speaking.
When a charity stunt pits Anne against Will in the small town's Mayor for a Day election, both candidates are pushed far outside their comfort zones. Anne must confront the crush she's had on Will since the fireman rescued her from her nightmare inferno. And Will battles his own scorching attraction, knowing Anne is young enough to be his daughter. If they keep playing with fire, someone is sure to get burned.
The Harmony Springs Series includes:
Fiction > Romance > Small Town Romance
Fiction > Romance > Firefighter Romance
Fiction > Romance > Contemporary Romance
Fiction > Romance > Hot Romance
Fiction > Romance > Sexy Romance
Fiction > Romance > Spicy Romance
Fiction > Romance > Sweet Romance
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Return to the town of Harmony Springs, home to Lexi (Fly Me to the Moon) and Emily (Just One of Those Things) and now Anne, sister to Emily and best friend to Lexi. Anne is twenty-six years old, and successful in her own right, owning her own diner that is well populated by the townspeople. Emily has come to her with the latest idea for improving business at downtown Harmony Springs...a Mayor for the Day charity event. Anne reluctantly agrees, mainly because the winner will get donations to their favorite charity and hers is Food for Thought, an organization she is sure saved her own life during her high school years. But when she meets her opponent, she begins to have second thoughts. The other Mayor for the Day candidate is hero firefighter Will O'Hara, father to one of her classmates, but more importantly, her secret crush for the last fourteen years. Yes he is old enough to be her father, but that doesn't stop her from dreaming about him. And he is equally committed to this race, with his charity pick, Shenandoah Shelter, a shelter that desperately tried to find homes for abandoned dogs, keeping them from death's door, with their mascot his own dog, Pongo, a deaf Dalmatian. When they start getting thrown together, they soon realize they have intense feelings for each other. But they both are carrying a secret that they have never shared. Will this secret keep them apart? Or will they finally be able to get free of this moment in their past and move on to a future together? I enjoyed the back and forth banter between the two characters as well as their efforts to handle this relationship. Warning: there are explicit sex scenes in this story. I look forward to more stories in the Harmony Springs world. Disclosure: I am voluntarily reviewing an advance reading copy of this book.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The writing and character development were ok but the story tended to drag a bit in part because the author kept jumping from past to present and there was quite a bit of repetition in regard to the main characters motivation. It moves very slowly until the final chapter and then abruptly ends. Personally, I prefer when a story is more fleshed out throughout and I feel the ending could also use some additional meat and bones. All in all not a bad book, just not a great one either.