Series-Friday Harbor 1
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Summary from publisher:
Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiancé Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy’s own sister. Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful.
Lisa is the absolute best at creating a heroine that the reader can both like and identify with. I loved Lucy. I was protective of her because her family was terrible and I absolutely loved her banter with Sam. Sam was simply an amazing hero. Even with his commitment phobia and his reasons for getting involved with Lucy, I couldn’t help but love him. He was sweet, funny yet, at the same time, the typical hard to figure out hero that I love.
Lisa Kleypas is a genius at creating a believable romance story about a couple that had both intense chemistry and easy likeability. Seriously, she is the best. I keep trying to find better but very few can compare. I will always prefer her historical romances because they are just soo good but if Lisa continues to write amazing contemporaries like this one, I will be a very happy girl. I also really loved the addition of magic even though I really did not get it until close to the middle of the book. It really added something different to the plot.
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