Bronwyn Flaherty is a down-on-her-luck kinda gal. She has been working for Aaron Hawke's grandfather, as his housekeeper. When Aaron hears about this, he is infuriated. After his grandfather's passing, he finds out that he cannot evict Bronwyn from the premises just like 'that,' thanks to his grandfather's will. Aaron and Bronwyn agree to a one-month contract where she will pay off her debt- with sex. Aaron figures it is time for a little payback. Eight years ago, Bronwyn broke their engagement and he is still livid about the situation. There is an element to the story that is relevant to the story but detracted the main focus of Aaron and Bronwyn.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and I enjoyed the 'second chance romance' aspect to the story.
Aaron Hawke is a successful engineer, an overachiever, fiercely independent and cautious man. After eight years of being away, he comes home only to learn that his ex-fiancée who stabs his heart and left love’s bitter taste in his mouth is living and working in his grandfather’s mansion. Aaron quickly decided that she must leave. However, his grandfather’s will has made things complicated—Bronwyn can only leave when she has paid her debt.
Bronwyn Flaherty, a down-to-earth, honest, faithful chatelaine and utterly broke, is miserable. Aaron wants her to pay her debt or start packing. With her hands tied behind her back, she comes up with a solution—sex.
Bronwyn’s bold offer shocks Aaron, but he accepts it. He will use her whenever he gets a chance. Payback time. But two weeks into their agreed one month contract, he’s become entangled in his own seductive game.