Published date: February 4, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Received for a honest review
In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity’s finest?
Tired of being the easygoing daughter, always ignored in favor of her high-maintenance sister, and no longer interested in being her fiancé’s trophy wife, Nicole Farnsworth calls off her wedding. All she wants is to be herself. And where better to find her destiny than Serendipity? The place where she met the one man who made her heart beat faster, and gave her the courage to reinvent her life—even if he doesn’t know it.
Officer Sam Marsden calls Serendipity home and he loves it there—even though his childhood sweetheart was stolen by his best friend. After such heartbreak, Sam fears he can’t trust his instincts when it comes to love. Yet he’s so tempted by Nicole, a woman he met only briefly but who has starred in his dreams ever since. For Nicole and Sam, opening their hearts one more time could change their lives forever. But who’ll be the first to take that chance?
When Nicole realizes that what she has with her fiancé Tyler isn’t the passionate love she’s looking for, she decides to call off her wedding and head to the one place that has made her feel comfortable, Serendipity. Knowing that people there might need to be won over due to the episode with her twin sister, Nicole sets out to create a new, and better, life for herself. But even starting over isn’t that easy. She’s overheard a conversation between Tyler’s Dad and someone else that eludes to some illegal activity regarding her father and Tyler’s father’s company and knows she must decide how to handle the new information. But in the meantime, she reconnects with the one man who gives her butterflies in all the right places. Sam. Nicole and Sam begin a physical, no strings attached relationship, but as things always seem to go, emotions do get involved. Especially the more they learn about each other’s past. Nicole has broken an engagement and Sam, well, he was left at the altar. As they try to keep their relationship simple, they begin to realize it’s anything but. Especially when Nicole’s ex-fiance shows up in Serendipity determined to win her back. Can Sam and Nicole defy all odds and manage to be “Perfect Together”?
A wonderful story by Carly Phillips. The characters in this novel seem so real; they are very easy to relate to. I enjoyed the story between Nicole and Sam and loved how their relationship experiences gave them something to overcome. The added drama about her father’s company and Tyler being in Serendipity really helped to keep the plot moving fast and gave it a sense of mystery/action. I also enjoyed the side story between Tyler and Nicole’s friend Macy and hope that we will see these two characters in another novel! Even though this is the third (and final) book in a series, you certainly don’t have to read the others to understand the plot of this novel (this was my first one in the series and I didn’t have any trouble following along!). I found this novel to be highly entertaining and would recommend reading this book and others by Carly Phillips.
Heat Rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilP
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