That cream-filled, caramel-topped doughnut should have been hers. Still, Haley Raynor can’t deny that the pastry thief with the dreamy blue eyes looks even more delicious. But moving in on a handsome devil like Trevor Kelly is bad news for a die-hard romantic like Haley. Trevor doesn’t believe in love. She does. Giving in to a fling and Trevor’s irresistible charms can’t end well. Can it? What can it hurt to give it a shot?
Girls always fall for Trevor, and in the end, he always ends up looking like a bad-boy cad. Still, spending some time with Haley and her smart-talking, kissable mouth sounds pretty perfect. Besides, he’s only going to be in Dogwood Lane for one week. How much trouble could they possibly get into?
The only answer? A “no falling in love” contract. All Trevor and Haley have to do is follow the rules and resist the attraction sizzling between them…before their hearts get completely tangled up in temptation.
This book is the second in the Dogwood Lane series. I didn’t read the first. For no reason, I decided to start with the second book.
This book is about Haley (who is Dayan’s cousin from the previous book).
In the previous book, Haley moved to Dogwood Lane to help her cousin with his daughter because he was a single dad. Dane (Haley’s cousin) found Neeli, the love of his life, so Haley’s babysitting is unnecessary, so this book starts with her working at the library.
Trevor comes to Woodwood Lane to oversee the construction of his father and wife’s house, and Dayan (Haley’s cousin) is the owner of the construction company building the house.
Haley believes in love, and romance and Trevor doesn’t.
They run into each other several times, and Trevor offers to help her prepare a professional resume, and she, in return, will eat dinner with him as long as he is in Dogwood Lane because he doesn’t like to eat alone (childhood trauma).
Haley was a real sweetheart. I loved her simplicity and the fact that she did not plan from childhood what she wanted to do when growing up, and she did not understand her “destiny” but only along with an opportunity that came her way. It gives the character credibility that I liked.
Trevor was the ultimate hate-relationship hero, and probably for a good reason – you’ll understand when you read 😊
The story was fun. There’s a bit of cynicism in the dialogues (which is always good), there’s an attraction, and there’s a small town where everyone meets at Dogwood Cafe all the time – accidentally or intentionally.
The characters weren’t flat, but their depth was not overly complicated and complex (as I said, a light and fun book).
When you want a little comfort, a little interest, and a lot of love – this is the book for you.
The next book in the series is about Penn, a friend of Dane’s from the first book.