SOMETIMES LOVE IS STRONGER
Lindsey Morales is a beautiful, talented decorator with a popular lifestyle blog. She always knows just how to make things look perfect. But when it comes to her love life, there’s no design trick she can use to cover up the obvious: Her broken heart.
THE SECOND TIME AROUND
Eight years ago, Derek Walsh just wasn’t ready to choose a long-term relationship over his career. But now that the handsome, hot-shot architect has the chance to see Lindsey again—working with her to renovate an old farmhouse—he will do everything he can to repair the damage of the past. But is he finally ready to build a real future…if Lindsey is willing to take him back?
Lindsey and Derek actually meet up in book 2, Win Me Over. The impact of this meet, however, is the entire plot of book 3.
I was surprised by how quickly I "fell" for Lindsey and Derek as a couple. Maybe because we the reader see how broken Lindsey is when Derek leaves her. And while Derek tried to make the best of a bad situation by marrying his former girlfriend when he really wanted to be with Lindsey, it really wasn't the smartest decision he could have made (hindsight, and all).
There is some angst between the two of them, naturally, but I thought the pacing of Draw Me Close was on target to give Derek time to explain his decision to Lindsey and for Lindsey to come to grips with Derek's life since they broke up. It allowed them time to fall in love with each other again, and that was a very nice thing to see.
(A very special thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Draw Me Close.)