Emily Birmingham has had it up to here with men.
Growing up with an overbearing father and then her brother inherits everything she’s worked her whole life to build. Now she’s living in her grandmother’s dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere Canada, jobless, and dealing with the most annoyingly sexy contractor on the planet. Exactly when did her life become an anti-Hallmark movie?
Cooper Merrick learned the hard way that love is definitely not worth the risk. He’s happy running the family contracting business alongside his well-meaning but overly-opinionated brothers…happy enough until polished and perfect Emily enters his world. Nothing prepared him for the ways she turns his life upside down and reaches the parts of himself he’s closed off from the world.
But when he finally gets up the nerve to ask Emily out, she says her next date will need to come with a written contract and some very particular ground rules. Yeah, it sounds crazy, but why does he find himself wanting to sign on the dotted line?
** I was given the ARC in exchange for my Honest Review **
This is a sweet and soft romance, a man who thought he was ok with his life after tragedy, he had his family, his work and his small town. A Woman who felt she was alone in the world, with only a house she was left in her late grandmothers will.
It is a growing romance, as well as a lot of personal growth on both parts. This is a great book about showing there is life after death for the family left behind. It was very cliche in more than one way, with the single lady falling for the Hot sexy contractor working on her house, helping her realize her dreams.
But there was more to this story, and there was more underneath the bones of this story that really tugged at my heart strings. I respect how this brought awareness to an issue that not many people know or see.