Harriett Brown is back in town for good. Everybody said she would never come back but here she is. When she left she wasn’t the skinny woman she is now but a shy overweight young girl infatuated with Adam Blackstones. Even though she was in love with him at the time he never bothered with her until she broke his family down. Harriett didn’t mean it to happen but her taking down the Blackstones made her a pariah of the town. Now even though years have gone by people still remember what she did including Adam. Harriet knew coming back was a huge mistake but her father needed her right now. Meeting Adam now is making her see he will never treat her as more than the pariah of the town. Can she convince Adam she has changed and didn’t mean for bringing his family down?
Adam Blackstone cannot believe that Harriet Brown is back in town. It is because of her his whole family has been turned upside down. He knows she was just a young girl but what she did has made him turn his heart cold. Seeing her again though as a woman is making him rethink his plans of ignoring her. Harriet has definitely changed in every way but working with her every day is making him see her in a new light. Adam knows it is wrong to like her but lately he can’t imagine a life without her. Can he get the Blackstone name to its rightful place and still maintain a relationship with Harriet?
This is the first I have read from Coleen Kwan and it won’t be the last. I loved the attraction between these two even though they deny it. Adam is still stuck in the heartache that Harriet did years ago to his family. Now I loved that Harriet didn’t want to come back but family is important to her. Together these two were great to read about and Coleen Kwan did a great job in bringing the whole town to life. This is definitely a book worth getting. I loved it till the end.
After ten years of exile, Harriet Brown is back in town. Things have definitely changed, but so has she. Now the confident owner of a catering business, she's no longer the shy, overweight girl everyone-including her hot teenage crush-used to ignore. In fact, she's determined to make peace with Adam Blackstone for her part in exposing his father's secret affairs and corrupt behavior as mayor.
But Adam has changed as well. No longer a pampered, rich pinup boy, he just wants to reestablish his family's good name. He reluctantly agrees to a truce with Harriet, and is surprised by how changed she is. He doesn't want to be drawn to her, but he can't seem to resist her allure.
As Harriet struggles to come to terms with her past, her adolescent infatuation with Adam morphs into something more serious... Will she ever be accepted again? Or will ancient history ruin the chance of a future full of possibilities?