"Hello, Ms. Vivian . . . it's been a long time."
And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It's been years since she last saw Harrison Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.
Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry.
She got what she wanted—and more—but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial?
Harrison got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cufflinks for a good set of hand tools.
Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he's come face-to-face with the one who got away. He's not looking for love. He's not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he's ever done?
This is the first book I have read by author Rachel Gibson, but it definitely will not be the last. This book blew me away. Rarely do I find a book that I pick up and not want to put down till I have read every last page, but this was one of them. I enjoyed how the author snuck in pieces of the past via diary entries and mixed with what the characters were currently going through. The dynamics between each of these characters was such a hoot. Drama, excitement, love, betrayal, secrets, romance all mixed up into a giant web of deceit and loyalty. You could vividly picture the scenes being played out and the reactions of each character. I loved all the little plot twists between Vivian and "the mantas", the brothers and Vivian and Harrison, very unexpected. Easy book to recommend to just about anyone.
Meet the Author:
Four of her novels were named among the Top Ten Favorite Books of The Year by Romance Writers of America. Two of her novels, True Confessions and Not Another Bad Date, were awarded the RITA, Romance Writers of America’s highest honor of excellence. Some of Rachel’s other awards and achievements include The Golden Heart Award, the National Reader’s Choice, Amazon Editor’s Top Pick, Publisher Weekly’s Quill nominee, Borders bestselling romantic comedy and Romantic Time’s Career Achievement award.
When not writing, Rachel can be found shopping for shoes or looking for strange and unusual flowers to plant in her garden.
You can visit her website at http://rachelgibson.com