Penelope Hunter loves her job as the events manager at one of Savannah’s premier historic venues–until her ex-fiancé walks into her office with his new bride-to-be. To make matters worse, a scheming social matriarch is intent on seeing Penelope fired, especially if she insists on being seen with Tucker Westbrook.
Since returning from serving two tours in the Middle East, Tucker has built a thriving security company. His work is nearly as stabilizing as his friendship with Penelope, who has been by his side since childhood. But when the lone candidate for county sheriff goads him, Tucker loses his cool and ends up on the ballot–and on the receiving end of a smear campaign claiming the Westbrooks were traitors to the South.
To clear his name, Tucker and Penelope must join forces to find the truth behind a 150-year-old lost treasure. But the more time they spend together, the closer she comes to losing her job–and falling helplessly in love.
‘Love isn’t about it always being easy but about trying to help the other person become the best version of themselves.’
This book is the best in Liz Johnson’s Georgia Coast Romance series! Hands down. Every ingredient is here: a hidden treasure, a great hero, quirky, cute heroine, wonderful plot, a super swoony romance to curl your toes, and a lot of just plan fun, that all cooks up together into a delightful book you do not want to miss.
‘This was a stupid idea. He was a grown man who did not play dress up.’
Penelope Hunter and Tucker Westbrook have been best buds for twenty five years. Until they really begin noticing each other. Circumstances happen and they decide they need to pretend dating and realize they not only love each other as friends, but just maybe more! Liz Johnson is at her very best here! I have always enjoyed her books, but this one just grabbed me and wouldn’t let go and carried me along, sparking joy in my heart. I cried, I laughed, I gasped, cried and laughed some more and was completely filled up and satisfied when I closed the book. This is definitely one for the keeper shelf. I hated to see it end. Highly recommended.
*My thanks to Revell Publishing and the author for a copy of this book. The opinions in this review are expressly my own.
Publisher: Revell Publishing
Publication Date: August 4, 2020
Length: 352 pages