Caliana Crawford is smart, sexy and unemployed. After quitting her mediocre job, she finds herself in need of a break. She goes to the one place that holds her most precious memories, her cabin by the lake.

Life hasn’t always been easy for Cali. She lost someone close to her, was betrayed by her lover, and now she only wants to escape reality. What she doesn’t plan on is her sexy neighbor, who has an agenda of his own.
Owen Matthews goes through the motions every day, but knows his life is missing one essential part – Cali. He has never forgotten about the summers he spent by the lake with the gorgeous brunette. When he sees she is back to stay, Owen knows he can’t let her slip through his fingers again. Others think he has it all with owning a multimillion dollar company, but what they don’t know is that he would give it all up to have her in his arms and his bed.

The road to happiness isn’t always easy. His brother returns to his life and brings with him an old flame who threatens to rip Cali and Owen apart. Will they find their salvation with one another or let the events of their past influence their future?

About the Author

Michelle Dare is a USA Today Bestselling Author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from paranormal to contemporary. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.


Wow! What a great story! We first meet Caliana Crawford aka Cali, who’s fed up with her crappy job, so our girl quits. She can gets an inheritance from her aunt so she’s basically set for life. But before venturing off for a new adventure, she decides to visit the old lake house at Dalia that was also left for her.
During this time in the story, I really got to know the character and the author did such a good job of describing the scenery. At times I felt I was actually there, sitting by the lake.

Her first day there she is spotted by her next door neighbor of many years,Owen Matthews, who has had a huge crush on her since before she went off to college. The romance and raw sexual magnetism toward each other makes you root for them. But, of course, a hidden past and a previous relationship will come back to try and break them apart. I absolutely loved Owen and can see why Cali fell for him so quickly. He has some serious charm and I wouldn’t mind getting swept off my feet by him. *whew!*

Overall, this was a great debut. The only I would say was that it was a little predictable in some parts but I still enjoyed it. I can’t wait to read the next story in the series!!