I enjoyed this story so much! These characters had great back stories. Scott had a crush on Shelby in high school, however Shelby hardly paid Scott any attention back then. Well, things would definitely change in this novel!
At the beginning of the book, these two seemed to be opposites. Shelby appeared to see herself as better and more professional than Scott. I liked the way the author revealed how Shelby came to be this way and I absolutely loved her transformation throughout the story, with a focus on healing her relationship with the Lord.
The attraction between Scott and Shelby was very well-written. Also nicely done were the reactions of both Shelby and Scott to various situations. Whether it was Shelby feeling guilty over moving on to a new relationship, or Scott feeling hurt by Shelby’s reactions to him, the tension these interactions brought to the story made it feel very believable. These two characters felt very real, with flaws and attributes that made me want the best for them. The hint of mystery was a great addition to the story, as well. I loved this book from start to finish!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The tragic death of Shelby Dodson’s husband—her partner in a successful Home Network house flipping business—stole love, status, and career. Now a bungalow redesign thrusts Shelby into the company of a new contractor. Scott Matthews remembers high-and-mighty Shelby from high school, and her prissy, contemporary style goes against his down-to-earth grain. When the house reveals a mystery, will its dark secrets—and their own mistakes—cost a second chance at love?
**Note: Genre on Amazon is Contemporary Christian Romance. Please expect clean reads/Hallmark/HGTV vibes with faith-based undertones.**
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Denise Weimer holds a journalism degree with a minor in history from Asbury University. She’s a managing editor for Smitten Romance and Heritage Beacon Historical Fiction, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, as well as the author of The Georgia Gold Series, The Restoration Trilogy, and a number of romantic novellas including “Across Three Autumns” of Barbour’s Backcountry Brides Collection. She has four new novels releasing with imprints of LPC: Fall Flip (Candlelight Romance, September 2019), The Witness Tree (Smitten Historical Romance, September 2019), Spring Splash (Candlelight Romance, March 2020), and Traces (BLING! Romance, March 2020). Represented by Hartline Literary Agency, Denise is a wife and mom of two daughters who always pauses for old houses, coffee, and chocolate!