Valentina Giordano abandoned her jet-setting life as an international supermodel to prove to the world that behind her devastating beauty exists genuine brilliance and a natural business talent. A tycoon in her own right, she assumes the helm of her father's business conglomerate upon his death. But it isn't her father's business Valentina prizes. His antique car collection holds her heart, and with that inheritance comes memories of her beloved father, their mutual love of fast cars—and, ultimately, vicious sabotage by an unknown enemy.
Jeremy Price, antique car expert and permanent bachelor, built the modest family auto body business in the heart of Tallulah Cove into a successful corporation. His skilled management created an accomplished team that functions well without him. Solvent, with time to burn, he dives into his dream of dirtying his hands with a top-to-bottom classic car restoration—a dream derailed when his expertise is sought for a surprising reason: to save a woman from murder.
Jeremy uncovers clues to the sabotage, but that isn't his only focus. His unexpected client is former supermodel Valentina Giordano, and between her beauty, brains, and knowledge of cars, Jeremy breaks his own rules and falls for her hard and fast. He soon finds himself playing three dangerous roles—sabotage investigator, hot lover, and fierce protector of this amazing, but fearless woman determined to discover who in her trusted inner circle wants her dead. Keeping Valentina safe becomes Jeremy's major challenge—second only to not giving her his heart.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The entire Tallulah Cove series is a must read. Each book is a standalone although some of the characters, from other stories, may visit. Valentina Giordano, former supermodel, realizes that someone is trying to kill her after her third separate car accident. She inherited her father’s business and his classic car collection after his death and needs help now. Jeremy Price is the “go to guy” for classic cars and is contacted to repair the cars. He knows that he is “blue collar” and not in Valentina’s class. Their first meeting is amazing and the story is a thrill ride to the very end! Jeremy knows that the cars were sabotaged and whoever is after Valentina or “Dame” as he calls her, will not stop until she is dead. It has to be someone who has access to her and the cars…he will not rest until he knows she is safe. Can she convince him that he is the one for her, regardless of her wealth and fame? Such a great story and characters. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation from the author. (by paytonpuppy)
We are back in Tallulah Cove and this time the story belongs to Jeremy Price, whom we met in the last story, Tallulah Bargain. Jeremy is Jack’s brother. He’s the owner of not only a body shop but also an antique car restoration wiz. Valentina Giordano is a famous and very rich model whose father recently died. What she loves most of his possessions, are the fabulous antique cars he collected. When she’s involved in the third car accident in less than 3 weeks, she seeks not only the best restorer she could find, but also a mechanic that can verify that the rest of the fleet is safe to drive. That’s when Jeremy comes in. The attraction is instant but no matter how Jeremy feels about Valentina, he sees no future with this wealthy woman. Plus family history is one he doesn’t wish to repeat. But that doesn’t stop him from doing all he can to protect her and find out who wants her dead. The story is filled with a whodunit, and two strong main characters. Will they find their HEA, or will Jeremy’s beliefs and fears keep them apart? I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.