Life for Emma isn’t good. The world knows her as Princess Anya on Dark Castle, but then her character gets the axe – literally. The cherry on top is finding her boyfriend in bed with another woman. She needs a break, and sanctuary comes in the form of Rosemont, a gorgeous estate in California promising rest and relaxation. Then she meets the owner’s equally gorgeous grandson, ex-hockey player and current recluse Lucian Osmond. Despite a growing attraction, they avoid each other. In trying to stay apart, they only grow closer – and their broken pieces just might fit together and make them whole.

Overall, this was a cute story and I can see why people enjoy it. I had a good time reading it, but found myself feeling as though the author was pushing too hard for it to be something I didn’t find it to be. There were some serious moment, but to me the book was too Hallmark channel movie.

There was definitely character development. Lucian found himself, which I was happy about. I found the characters, and the story itself, to be sweet and lovable. I wish I enjoyed this book more. I don’t see myself trying anything else by this author.

Memorable quotes:

“Just remember, it doesn’t matter how far you go; you’ll always be where your heart is.”

“The more I get to know you, the more beautiful you are to me.”

“Don’t be afraid of failure or change, loves; it means you’re alive.”