Author: Chelsea Fine
Summary: Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . .
Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father’s protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she’s forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla’s seen his type before. But Daren isn’t who he seems to be . . .
Struggling to make amends for his family’s mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He’s beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner’s princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she’s just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla’s dad could have left them . . . was each other.
My Thoughts: A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was such a perfect mix of silly fun, painful pasts and various complications. It was a delightful read and once I started I could not put it down! Love when that happens with a book!
Kayla’s past relationship with her father is unpleasant and his sudden abandoning her as a young girl has left her broken. So when she is forced to come back to the small town that held so many wonderful childhood memories for the reading of his will she wants to get in and out as fast as possible. Unfortunately for her, her father has one last game he wants her to play and her team-mate is Daren; the boy he helped mentor and guide.
The journey of these two was both whimsical and touching. I loved the concept of her father trying to right some wrongs and there were quite a few times my eyes went misty.
I loved this book, so go grab a copy and enjoy!