Whispering Cove, #11
The one way they don’t rub each other wrong is in each other’s arms.
Whispering Cove, Book 11
Carmen Smith’s artist’s eye saw inspiration wherever she glanced as soon as she set foot on the cobbled streets of Whispering Cove, and among the inspiration she’s found the slower pace she always hoped for.
But as warm as her new life is, she harbors a secret dream to find a man who sees her as an equal and who loves her for who she is, rather than out of charity. The man she’s been partnered with to re-design the town square gets her fired up—but not in a way she expected.
Ryan Alden gave up his military career to help his father with the family business. He’s accepted his place in Whispering Cove, but still feels like an outsider at times. When he meets the bombshell babe with a vintage flare who challenges him like no other, he glimpses the life he has always longed for—but not in a way he anticipated.
From the get-go, they clash like oil and watercolor. And a relationship that looked good on paper might not be the right composition at all…
Warning: This title contains an order-barking Gunny, a woman who won’t be told what to do, and a whole new meaning for “home is where the heart is.”
Another Whispering Cove matchmaking success! Although, this one had more than its share of bumps along the (somewhat short) path to that success. Carmen and Ryan get thrown together by the local "grandpas" to design and build the town square, but after a rough start (and despite some fantastic chemistry) Carmen does her best to stay out of the way and avoid Ryan. But, Ryan has other ideas and luckily for both of them, he is pushy enough to get his way on this one. It's touching to see two people who felt so alone at the start finally get the place they deserve...with each other. The ending was a bit abrupt even for a novella but this is still a heartwarming tale readers of the Whispering Cove series will adore. Although most definitely part of the series, it stands alone just fine, too, but I guarantee a newcomer will want to pick up the rest of Ms. Duncan's books after reading this one!
Fiery: 4/5 stars.
Note: I received a copy of this ebook from the author in exchange of an honest review.