It all began in Rome…
I was supposed to show Cole the city, as a favor to a friend. I was aware of his reputation, a seductive charmer hellbent on bachelorhood, but I hadn't prepared for him to get past my defenses. Cole was nothing like the serious businessman I imagined. He was sinfully hot, funny and way too flirty for my broken heart. But, it was just vacation after all. I thought I'd never see him again.
Only I do.
Cole calls me the very day I return to New York. My residency has been my sole focus for the past few years—my passion and my refuge.
I've loved and lost and I don't know how to open up again. But Cole is melting my fears with every kiss and touch, willing to move mountains to make me happy and help me heal.
And what scares me the most? I might just let him.
I enjoyed this book. In a lot of ways, it felt like an easy and happy read. Yes, there were some serious elements and things that happened, but I also liked that both Cole and Laney were fairly open about how they felt and what they wanted. It made this a book that was just pleasant to read, without a lot of angst but all of the romance...and sometimes that is nice.
I loved the idea that they met as a pseudo set-up while both of them were in Rome. I loved that he was grumpy thinking that he would never see her again, and I loved that knowing both were all in (albeit with some reservations) from the beginning.
While this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone with minor spoilers regarding the couples in previous books (but, we all know they got their HEA, so is it really a spoiler?).
I enjoyed and recommend this title.
Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can't wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it :-D
I am represented by Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)
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