You find love where you least expect it. That’s what they say, right? Toni Blake has made a career out of proving that idea in her Destiny series. The 3rd book, Whisper Falls, once again ignites passion and romance, and maybe a little danger, too. This book was published by Avon Books.
Tessa Sheridan had her life planned out, to an extent. Her love of interior design turned into a thriving career in a big city. However, after being diagnosed with an illness that leaves her temporarily debilitated, Tessa was forced to move back to her small hometown of Destiny, Ohio. Using what little money she had left to buy a quiet cottage in the outskirts of town, Tessa is out of money and out of options. One of her best friends, Amy, owns a bookshop that Tessa works in part time, but there’s a big hole in Tessa’s life that is aching to be filled.
And like magic, the house next door is suddenly bought. Her neighbor, whom she hasn’t met, seems to have a thing for motorcycles and loud music, but that’s all she knows. Until, of course, she’s subjected to an embarrassing incident involving a runaway cat and bra-less-ness. It’s then she discovers that her new neighbor is none other than Lucky Romo, younger brother of Mike Romo. Mike is not only one of Destiny’s policemen, but is also engaged to one of her best friends, Rachel. Lucky hasn’t been seen or heard from in years.
Lucky was only looking for peace, quiet and a new start. What he finds is love, family and his dark past finally catching up to him. Although he’s not looking for a relationship, Lucky can’t help but feel hopeful when he’s around Tessa. After hiring Tessa to redo his home, Lucky invites her into his house, his garage, and his heart.
This book is adorable. Just like the first two, this story is about two unlikely people finding love rather reluctantly. The banter, the situations, the denial, it’s hilarious. Lucky definitely has his demons and it takes sweet-natured Tessa to show him the light. Think Sandy and Zuko in “Grease”. Blake has the ability to perfectly balance passionate sex scenes and romance. These books aren’t smut, by any means. They’re a fun and wonderful way to pass a Sunday afternoon.
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