Laura is the owner of a large Victorian home that has been in her family for many years. When she decides the home is simply too large for her, she gets the idea to convert the house into a bed and breakfast. She will need to hire a contractor to handle the renovations. She hires Travis, even though she is attracted to him and doesn’t want to mix business with pleasure.
Laura belongs to a sort-of book group where the ladies of the group have created ‘A Love List’ rather than actually read and discuss books. They place the names of the town’s most eligible bachelors into a hat and draw names. The name you draw is the man you must ask for a date. So far, Laura has had no luck with ‘The Love List’. When she draw Travis’s name, she won’t ask him out because of their business arrangement. But love will not be denied. Yet, sooner or later, Travis is going to find out he was a part of the list, and that could be a deal breaker. Then of course, Laura does see him with that other woman…uh oh!
Building up to Love is the 4th book in ‘The Love List’. It’s a sweet and bubbly little romance featuring a strong, independent heroine. I enjoyed the buildup of the couple's relationship within the well written plot. It’s refreshing to read a story that relies on sweetness to build a relationship rather than sex. This is the second book in ‘The Love List’ series I have read, and I would certainly read the others. A fine story I recommend.
A small town can be a friendly place to call home and an impossible place to find a date. A shop owner starts a singles-mingle but only has three attendees—not a single man in sight. The women continue to meet, and change their name to The Love List. Each write names of single men and drop them into a basket. The Love List seems a success as each of the women finds their true love, except Laura. She is certain the basket is cursed.
Travis Jerome is new to town. He jumps at the chance to work on Laura’s B&B remodel, to once again have the feel of a hammer in his hand. For something to last a lifetime it must start with a strong foundation and build up from there.
Stands Alone: Yes