Wish You Were Here

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Wish You Were Here

Freya Daly is sent to Idaho by her boss, who also happens to be her father, to purchase an old dilapidated campground. When she finds out he’s willing to pay two million dollars for it she knows something is up. Still she’s a closer used to getting what she wants so she plans on going after it. The problem is she’s falling hard for the owner, and his young daughter.
Nate Brody and his daughter Piper were staying at the campground he inherited when his father died. Ruby his father’s live-in girlfriend was staying there helping them. Even though Nate wanted to leave he could until he fulfilled a promise he made to his father on his deathbed. Turning down a two million dollar offer made by incredibly sexy woman, Freya Daly, for the crappy place nearly killed him. Yet he had more immediate problems. His daughter was getting attached to Freya, the real estate developer staying in cabin four, for that matter so was he. All of this was overshadowed by the appearance of his ex-wife whom they hadn’t seen or heard from in years.
I really enjoyed this. Fast paced and entertaining the story flows well without being predictable. I loved the quirky honesty of the heroine and found myself routing for a happily ever after for her.

Book Blurb for Wish You Were Here

Freya Daly has always been a smart businesswoman - tough, unemotional, and a killer at negotiations. But for the last few months, she's been bursting into tears for no reason at all. Even though she's sure it must be some kind of rare eye condition, her boss (and father) removes her from her usual task of buying high-rent commercial properties in Boston, and banishes her to a rundown campground in Idaho with orders to obtain the property at any cost. Why the property is so valuable, Freya doesn't know. All alone and far from home, her rare eye condition only gets worse. The one thing that seems to help is the friendship she strikes up with Piper Brody, a little girl who shows Freya that being a kid again can be a lot of fun.

Nate Brody is a five-star chef in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, at the moment, he's not in Cincinnati - he's running his father's rundown campground in Idaho. Having made a deathbed promise to his father to find a mysterious lost item before selling the place, Nate is anxious to get back home, where his restaurant and career wait for him....though, maybe not for much longer if he doesn't get back soon.

It doesn't help that his eleven-year-old daughter, Piper, loves it in Idaho. For once, he's not working fifteen-hour days, and he and Piper feel like a family. The only nuisance in their Idaho life is the guest in cabin number four. The beautiful woman from Boston has charmed Piper and, for some reason, seems as eager to buy the campground as Nate is to unload it.

As Freya and Nate build a friendship, things start to heat up - in more ways than one.


Lani Diane Rich grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley section of New York. She is the award winning author of eight novels to date. She can be found through her website at lanidianerich.com and through her group blog at literarychicks.com.

Lani Diane Rich resides in Upstate New York with her husband and two children, where she is currently at work on her next novel.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2008 4.25