What's not to love about a story involving complete opposites finding true love? Well, it's a little (lot) bumpy, there's some line crossing, societal snottiness, political implications and a family controversy that is affecting descendants still. Other than that, it's smooth sailing!
Loved how the two met, the utter innocent cluelessness of Elijah and the tough-chick persona that is Addison. These two bring out facets in one another that they didn't know they had, and that binds them together before they know it. While they take the long, circuitous route to being lovers, it's the journey that makes them a couple that will last through time. Insecurities are bountiful in both, no one gets this far in life without them. It's how they handle them that makes the difference.
I wasn't a big fan of Elijah's parents for the most part, although they both had glimmers that gave me hope. I found it telling that Elijah had one good friend. That's all you need. Having a huge social stable of friends to choose from, in my opinion, means you don't have a deep relationship with any of them. I prefer quality over quantity and apparently so does Elijah.
This was a very emotional read, as expected from this author. I laughed, got angry and generally had a good time. Highly recommend.
This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape…
After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousin’s wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn’t show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom. A groom whose heartbreaking smile and deep, southern drawl she should not be noticing…
Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison—and the cruel hand of fate—might not give him a choice.