Sometimes you have to create your own destiny.…
Christy Knight grew up in Destiny, Ohio, but lately she feels that her future lies elsewhere. Her parents are gone and the beautiful jewelry she creates doesn't pay the bills. Maybe it's time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who's smart, sexy, and solvent. Her rugged handyman neighbor fits the first two categories, but he's all wrong for her. If only he didn't have such captivating blue eyes.
Wary of trusting others, Jack DuVall hasn't been entirely honest with Christy. He's not really a handyman. He's not really broke. And sharing the long drive to visit her beloved grandpa isn't just about gallantry - he finds gorgeous, feisty Christy completely irresistible.
When secrets are exposed, Jack and Christy struggle to find their way back to one another, but the quirky seaside town of Coral Cove could prove the perfect place to find a red-hot destiny of their own.
©2014 Toni Herzog (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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"Funny and entertaining"
The story line was very entertaining. the characters were complex but intriguing but the twist at the end was the best. Loved the narration and the author will get another book from thus author.
"DNF - Boring!!!!"
I actually used the book to put me to sleep last night, and still didn't finish it! It is written in such a passive voice it is hard to listen to (no reflection on the narrator). I did wake up about 3/4 of the way through and there was an extended period of dialogue and some action, but it didn't last long enough to keep me interested. The whole beginning was the characters talking to themselves. Virtually everything is in their heads. At one point the hero thinks about his neighbors - one couple fights a lot. The author doesn't have him listening to an argument he just THINKS about how they fight. SNOOZE,
"How to Marry a Rich Man"
The main female character Christy (early 20s) is tired of being broke with no family except a retired grandfather to help her financially. Rather than using her brain or her education (3 years of college), Christy decides to try to marry a rich man. How boring!
It was mildly amusing when her efforts were unsuccessful and she becomes friends with a sexy handyman. However I couldn't connect with a healthy, intelligent young woman who was willing to trade her dignity for a wealthy husband.
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