This is a first time author for me. I was excited to think I found someone new to try. I loved the initial storyline. But I think there could be some improvements.
Ashley is a movie star from LA on vacation. She felt she needed time away to figure out her next move in the acting world. When she meet the local handyman her world began to change. She learned that not everything revolved around her. She also fell in love.
Josh is the local handyman. He is also known for being the summer fling type with the vacationers. But when he met Ashley he didn't just want another summer fling. But he knew that she would return to her life eventually so he tried not to fall in love.
Throughout the book both characters fought their feelings for each other. Ashley gets her dream, but will Josh upend his own life to be with her. In the end they find their happy medium.
Overall I liked the book and the characters. It is a good read. I do think it could have moved a little faster in some places.
Lake Sullivan, Vermont, has plenty of attractions for movie star Ashley Carlsen—pristine nature, local color, and a handyman with a bad reputation for all the right reasons . . .
Ashley’s movie-star life is starting to feel like an act. She’s desperate to be taken seriously, and after her boyfriend’s affair with a costar, she’s ready for a new scene. A vacation at Lake Sullivan with Hollywood power player Jasmine McArthur might be the answer to all her problems. And according to Jasmine, all Ashley needs is a hot summer fling with local stud Josh Sullivan.
After one look at the handsome handyman, Ashley has a hard time saying no. But Josh is tired of playing boy toy for rich women like Jasmine and her friends. As determined as he is to stay away, he can’t shake the feeling that Ashley is different—and he can’t help noticing her auburn hair and dancing green eyes. But when their budding romance hits the tabloids, will it be another Hollywood scandal, or happily ever after?