Paige Fogarty never believed Liebe Falls’ golden boy, Sterling Roy, could want a No Good Fogarty, but one magical night, they kissed—ruining her already murky reputation. Fifteen years later, she’s still shunned, now as a professional accountant auditing Roy Furnishings. It’s a daunting task even before she’s forced to work with him.
Sterling made a fool of himself over Paige once. Never again. He only returns to the factory his mother calls his ‘legacy’ to ensure Paige doesn’t pull a fast one. When their chemistry blazes hotter than ever, he wonders if he misjudged her, but secrets come to light, including an embezzler she tries to protect, proving she’s still the wrong girl. So why does holding onto her feel so right?
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About the Author
Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author Dani Collins thrives on giving readers emotional, compelling, heart-soaring romance with some laughter and heat thrown in, just like real life. Mostly she writes contemporary romance for Harlequin Presents and Tule’s Montana Born, but her backlist of forty books also includes self-published erotic romance, romantic comedy, and even an epic medieval fantasy. When she’s not writing—just kidding, she’s always writing. She lives in Christina Lake, BC with her high school sweetheart husband who occasionally coaxes her out of her attic office to visit their grown children. Try before you buy: Join Dani's newsletter and you'll automagically receive a link to download Cruel Summer, a short ebook romance written just for her reader group. Join here: http://danicollins.com/subscribe/
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved it! Great read.
Enjoyable. Sterling and Paige’s fledgling feelings for each other were crushed fifteen years previously, so why does he keep checking her out and how come she keeps remembering the kiss they shared all those years ago? A dysfunctional family, financial woes and arson complicate the pair of them getting back together.
I have to say this one really didn’t go the way I guessed it would. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing :) I thought that Paige and Sterling’s aborted romance – the whole wrong side of the tracks thing – would have been a bigger deal than it turned out to be. I mean, yes it did leave some scars, as most traumatic childhood events do, but there is so much more to their problems than that. Thanks to a screwy childhood, Paige is an enabler and spends way too much energy trying to fix everything for her loved ones. Which means that she somehow finds herself back in the small town that she grew up in, trying to make everything right, and having to face a lot of her demons … including Sterling. Sterling is also is dealing with family issues thanks to his parents. He’s got one of those moms – overbearing, manipulative, all about appearances and wearing blinders. And she’s pushing him to move home to run the family business. He’s got his own bones to pick with people in the town and being in such close quarters is sure to stir things up. I get why Paige is so hesitant to get involved again – it is horrible what she went thru at such an impressionable age – but I have to admire Sterling for sticking with her. He’s not perfect, which is on display with his relationship with his parents and the fight that is still going on with Paige’s brother, but he’s truly a good guy. I like these two and I enjoyed all of their crazy friends & family. Not to say that all of them are likeable, but they are fun to read and help keep the pages turning. All of the hurt feelings, family drama, and personal issues are dragged out & put on display. Secrets are revealed, the truth finally comes out, and some demons are laid to rest … all in a days work for a small town full of drama. *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
4 1/2 STARS! A drama-filled reunion story brings together two people who never got a real chance to be together because of teenage angst and misunderstandings. We see them try to overcome their bitterness with each other and slowly start to open their eyes to what really happened and to what degree the other was really at fault. A solid story with perhaps a few too many secondary characters to keep track of, but a pleasing conclusion and I look forward to reading the second in the series! Fifteen years after being run out of her home town in humiliation, Paige Fogarty is back! Unfortunately, so is the town's golden boy who caused the bad reputation she was given. She's stuck tolerating him for however long it takes to do an audit of the books in the business their father's run together ... then she's out of here! Sterling Roy still holds a grudge against Paige and her family as well, but as they are forced in close proximity time and again, he starts to see that things might have happened differently than he thought. Just as he's about to move forward, he realizes she's protecting an embezzler! Will they be able to get all the secrets uncovered and find a happily-ever-after, or will past deeds be unable to be overcome?