When Max Durrell books a room at The Grand, Aidy Jones, hotel manager, signs up for a dating service. Aidy knows what she needs and Max Durrell isn't it. Her ideal man is attractive enough to have children with but not attractive enough to fall in love with. Ideally, he'll also have some roofing skills.
Max Durell has returned to Demerest Cove to accomplish a lifelong dream. The Grand isn't on the market yet, but convincing the eccentric owners to sell should be a piece of cake. His brothers will take care of the transaction. Max's job is to flirt with the owners' daughter so she doesn't interfere.
Flirting is easy. It's the friendship that's the problem. He can't help enjoying Aidy Jones and while he'll never fall in love again (Been there. Bought the tux. Bride never showed up.) he is falling in like with her. Deeply in like.
But any day now, the sale will go through. And once Aidy learns Max is the one tearing her beloved hotel away from her, she'll never want to set eyes on him again.
About the Author
A classically trained singer, Rose sang professionally before audiences of thousands, conducted choirs for fun and profit, won a composition contest and taught elementary school children to play “Watermelon” before settling down to write romance novels. Since then, she has never looked back except, of course, to write this bio.
Rose’s idea of an emergency is realizing a long weekend is coming and the library is closing in an hour. She loves finding cool seashells, knitting sweaters which start out right but inevitably turn out too large, and petting stray dogs. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and suffers from the sin of boundless pride when it comes to her four grown children.