Recent graduate Becca Stine’s all to perfect and predictable life went spiraling out of control when her supposed childhood friend committed the ultimate betrayal. Following college, Becca attempts to bury the pain by retreating into a dangerous lifestyle with her best friend, Jamie Rae. She decides it’s time to grow up after being irresponsible, broken, and out of control. To Becca’s horror, her only option is to return to her hometown of Grand Rapids. Worried she will forever live in the shadow of her prominent family’s notability, Becca decides moving is her only opportunity to get her feet back on the ground. With her best friend in tow, Becca reluctantly heads home to attempt to live her ideal life.
Little does Becca know the owner of the architecture firm she lands a job with has an intriguingly mysterious son. Tyler Conklin is infatuated with Becca, yet is apprehensive about a public relationship because of his hidden baggage. Not wanting anyone to know about his slight obsession with her, their potential relationship must be kept a secret. Will Becca put up with Tyler’s untold story for long? Will she tolerate being his secret?
About the Author
Brooke Page is a contemporary romance author who loves writing romantic suspense novels that will lead her readers through twists and turns with each page. She wants her readers to feel like they are a part of the thrill, making their hearts race from not only passion but also the intensity of the story. Brooke has a craft for weaving steam and mystery, giving her readers a story they won’t want to put down.
Becca Stine thought she had it all, the perfect boyfriend, carefully selected for husband material, plans to design their dream her herself, and then it all crumbled. She walked in on Connor sleeping with one of her best friends, Ashlynn. That was it there was no turning back, Becca leaned to her friend Jamie for support, and their way to deal with it all was partying, drinking, and sleeping around.
Becca had reached her limit and realized she needed another outlet to deal with her feelings. After recently finishing college, Becca and Jamie return to Becca’s home town of Grand Rapids. Becca has taken a new job as junior architect with Conklin Architecture, Constructions, and Design in hopes that she can succeed and start a new fresh future, leaving behind the hurt that Connor caused.
Connor isn’t the bad mental baggage Becca still has stuck in her head; she also has a mother who is constantly criticizing her weight and general appearance. Unfortunately for Becca she is too nice, even to Ashlynn. Tyler Conklin one of the VP’s at the firm noticed Becca on her first day, but has a funny way of showing it. Tyler doesn’t have time for relationships, and leads a fairly private busy life, but someone how Becca breaks through. This is not to say that this is wild wind romance, it’s far from it, lots of drama, trust issues etc.
I am hooked on this series. As soon as I finished this first book, I had to go and one click the second book in the series for my kindle. Thank goodness I don’t have to wait! You will fall in love with Tyler and Becca and their story. Granted there were also times I wanted shake Becca, “stop being so nice to the people that walk all over you, Girl!” The issues arise when Tyler doesn’t want anyone at work to know about him and Becca to keep a professional office appearance. Becca has a hard time trusting Tyler, not just that he could be faithful, but since she holds such a low self esteem of herself she has a hard time trusting that Tyler could actually care for her.
I am a huge independent author fan, and I think its books like these that stumble into our laps that are the best. The characters were well developed, so much that at times I thought I was watching and episode of Sex and the City in my head. The writing flowed well and kept my interest throughout.
I just downloaded the second book in the series and I can’t wait to start!
Thank you so much to Brooke Page for the opportunity to read and review her book, I look forward to more of her work!
I received a complimentary ARC in exchange for an honest review.