It's In His Smile
by Shelly Alexander
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Red River Valley - Book 3
Publisher: Montlake Romance (June 14, 2016)
Publication Date: June 14, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 304 pages
Acclaimed environmental architect Talmadge Oaks returns home to Red River on family business. He plans to get in and get out quickly because a professional catastrophe is waiting back in Washington. When an unforeseen snag keeps him in Red River longer than expected, he finds himself entangled in the renovations of his late grandmother’s Victorian inn. Handy with a hammer, he offers to help the beautiful new owner, but his motives aren’t completely selfless. Will his secret demolish everything they are building? Or can their undeniable passion keep them together?
It's In His Smile by Shelly Alexander (Red River Valley #3)
With a title like It’s In His Smile, do you really think author Shelly Alexander would give us anything but a fun, feel good romance? Small town thinking, small town gossip and small town cliques, made Miranda the woman she is today, strong, independent and out to prove everyone that she can be more than just a waitress. Meet Red River’s newest innkeeper, as she struggles to make a dream come true on a shoestring that just seems to keep on breaking while the knots keep making it shorter and shorter. Then, HE showed up and life just got even more frenzied for Miranda.
Talmadge Oaks is famous, wealthy, gorgeous and the only man who can make Miranda’s heart stutter. He also broke it years before, when she offered him everything and then he walked away. In the middle of a project that could make him or break him, he must come back to Red River after years away. Now that he’s back, his late grandmother’s will has him in a bind. Stay, fulfill the stipulations of her will or leave and try to do damage control on his project. The deciding factor was Miranda, because that brief time they shared has forever marked his heart.
Offering to help with her new inn repairs is more than just a chance to be around her, but it’s a secret he is determined to keep as the flames of romance kindle between them. Is this Fate playing its trump card for love or is one savvy lady calling the shots from the grave?
Can you say sweet romance with heat? Can you say two goners for love? Shelly Alexander has “nailed” the perfect romantic tale without getting too heavy, too angsty or two sugar-coated! Miranda has her own special baggage and is unaware of the inner strength she possesses. Tal has forgotten what it’s like to just be himself, to get back to his roots and follow his heart. Together, the fur flies as their banter and the quirky little things that can happen in the game of love do, at the most inopportune times! A delightful read to take to the beach, or to read in your favorite chair! Be prepared to smile more than once as these to “build” a future together!
I received an ARC edition from Montlake Romance in exchange for my honest review.