JiltedDespite being young and romantically inexperienced, Sophie Woods is an old soul who believes in true love, working hard at her bar, and always trusting her instincts. And from the moment she meets Nico, she knows without a doubt that he is her one-and-only. Twelve years her senior, the handsome architect is only sure of two things when it comes to Sophie: she’s far too young for him, and he wants no part in upsetting her protective older brother.
Broke and broken, Nico Bentley moves to Cliffside Bay for a fresh start at both work and play. But in a cruel twist of fate, it’s the one woman he can’t have whose captivating smile makes him forget all about his past. Yet when tragedy turns the vivacious Sophie into a shell of her former self, it will be Nico, and only Nico, who steps up to bring the joy back into her life. And in the process, the depth of his feelings for her can no longer be ignored.
In this installment of USA Today bestselling author Tess Thompson’s beloved Cliffside Bay Series, return to the small town that warms your heart and take a trip halfway across the world to discover hope, healing, and the importance of happiness.
Both Nico and Sophie have extremely difficult and twisted pasts. Sophie has enjoyed a happier life than Nico and isn't nearly as bitter as he is. Right away, we get introduced to these pasts. If you've been following the series, you probably already knew some. But this intro helps to keep the possibility of this book being a standalone. But really, you 'll want to read them all!
They are super close friends with so much in common and have an undeniable attraction to each other. Sophie already knows he is her soulmate. Nico just can't get out of his head long enough to acknowledge his own heart.
This one is a smidge spicier than the others, but fear not. It is still a sweet and clean romance.
I also have to say that I adore Judi Coventry and not just for her name. She is fiesty and spunky and tells it like it is. She also has a big heart, even if she won't admit it. I hope we get to see her some more!
Thank you to the author and publisher for an advanced review copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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