Interior designer Holly Carrington worked hard for her success. Then tragedy struck, leaving Holly the sole guardian of her infant niece. Now she’s swapped her designer purse for a diaper bag, and is going ahead with plans to renovate—and sell—her childhood home in Red River. But facing her past also means coming face-to-face with Quinn Manning all over again...Quinn was the object of her girlhood crush—and heartbreak— and is more gorgeous than ever. He’s also the only person qualified to oversee the renovation. Now they’re butting heads every step of the way... and their attraction is more electrifying than ever! But once the house is sold, Holly needs to return to her real life. And falling for Quinn all over again is one risk she can’t take...
ebook, 170 pagesPublished March 11th 2013 by Entangled: Indulgence
I loved it! My very first of Victoria James, and already I couldn't wait for the next two books.
When I requested it from Net Galley, I didn't really expect it to be good. Simply I was just attracted to the cover, and the title. Not really into this old-crush thing, but I got curious. Why not give it a try.
Holly, a big city girl who had a perfect life, suddenly have to be a guardian for her baby niece when an accident caused her sister and her brother in law died. She decided to go back to her home town, renovate her grandparents' house that her sister planned to live in. But since she thought she couldn't live in it without thinking those people she lost, she planned to sell it. And of course, she needed to hire the best contractor which was happen to be Quinn's company, her old-crush back then. She couldn't forget him even after ten years. And the truth was, same thing on Quinn' side.
So they started to spend days together for the sake of the renovation, although there were, of course, so much more than that.
I must admit that I have to stop reading after Quinn accused her for being cold because she intended to sell the house. And then Holly said, "That's cold." I felt something chill in my heart. To me, Quinn's reply about he didn't regret getting married, well, THAT'S cold.
I'm melancholic. And it's my PMS time. Ha! So I got a bit sensitive. :p But my heart was squeezed at that sentence, and I knew how much it hurt Holly. It got me thinking about my love life, although it's not exactly the same. I gotta stop reading for few minutes, wrote down something on my journal, and then tried to hold back myself together, and started to read again. :)
Then it started getting better. I loved the way Quinn teased her. I loved the way they interact. You won't find lots of sex scene, which was just fine because that's not the whole point anyway. I think this book was fun to read, light, simple and sweet.
I guess I loved almost every characters in this book. Holly, after all she's been through, it's so understandable that she's afraid. Quinn, for being sooo adorable. I also enjoy Jake & Claire characters, Ella (she sounds so cute and trusting), and even Mrs. Jacob. Hahahahahaha...
Anyway, I can't wait to read the next book about Claire and Jake. I knew there's gotta be something between them by the time Holly found the pouch she sewed back then with Claire. Oh, I just can't wait. And Evan's.
I'm so glad I requested this book and got some times reading it.
e-copy provided by Entangled through Net Galley in exchange for honest review.