He lives by a schedule. Aubrey Burke is on the run from an about-to-be-disastrous mistake when resort owner Hugh Shaughnessy catches her climbing through his office window. Until Aubrey tumbled into his life, Hugh had relied on work and discipline to safeguard a heart damaged by family tragedy. Now his careful world will never be the same.

She lives for the moment. Hugh’s approach to life and love is the opposite of Aubrey’s, but she soon finds herself falling hard for the handsome hotel mogul. There’s a darker reason behind her “live for today” attitude than Hugh could possibly know, but for the first time Aubrey dares to hope this man’s love might make it worth taking a chance on the future.


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

When I read the first book in this series, I was really afraid I was going to DNF it because the first few chapters really bored me. I am a huge fan of Ms. Chase, so I was really sad that the first book and I didn’t work out that well. Thankfully, I still decided to continue on with the series because trust Ms. Chase, and I knew that I would come to enjoy the series at some point. And I was right.

While the Shaughnessys won’t be as dear to be as the Montgomerys, I’m now finally underdtanding their appeal. I am glad to say that I quite liked and enjoyed this book, which is far better than how I felt for the first book. The main thing that I liked about this book was the man characters. There is a reason why we have the saing that opposites attract. And the two main characters in this book are opposites. However, deep down, they both had the same vulnerable hearts. They just dealt with things differently.

If you’ve read the first book, then you’ve already met Hugh and have formed your own impression of him. This book is a great way to tell his story for readers to know him better. I’m excited to read the next installment, and I hope it only gets better from here.


New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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