Harlequin, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780373777693, 379pp.
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Sometimes going back is the best way to start over
Candy shop owner Charlotte Caine knows temptation.To reboot her life, shed weight and gain perspective, she's passing up sweet enticements left and right. But willpower doesn't come so easily when hell-raiser Spencer Gregory comes back to Hope's Crossing, bringing with him memories of broken promises and teen angst. A retired pro baseball player on the mend from injuryand a damaging scandalhe's interested in his own brand of reinvention.
Now everything about Spencer's new-and-improved lifestyle, from his mission to build a rehab facility for injured veterans to his clear devotion to his preteen daughter, Peyton, touches Charlotte's heart. Holding on to past hurt is her only protection against falling for himagain. But if she takes the risk, will she find in Spencer a hometown heartbreaker, or the hero she's always wanted?
"Hope's Crossing is a charming series that inspires hope and the belief miracles are possible." --Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Small-town sensibilities drive this very sweet romance in which two people learn that everything that makes them good friends makes them easy to love."
-Library Journal on Blackberry Summer
"Thayne's depiction of a small Colorado mountain town is subtle but evocative. Readers who love romance but not explicit sexual details will delight in this heartfelt tale of healing and hope."
-Booklist on Blackberry Summer
"Plenty of tenderness and Colorado sunshine flavor this pleasant escape."
-Publishers Weekly on Woodrose Mountain