Caliana Crawford is smart, sexy and unemployed. After quitting her mediocre job, she finds herself in need of a break. She goes to the one place that holds her most precious memories, her cabin by the lake. Life hasn’t always been easy for Cali. She lost someone close to her, was betrayed by her lover, and now she only wants to escape reality. What she doesn’t plan on is her sexy neighbor, who has an agenda of his own. Owen Matthews goes through the motions every day, but knows his life is missing one essential part - Cali. He has never forgotten about the summers he spent by the lake with the gorgeous brunette. When he sees she is back to stay, Owen knows he can’t let her slip through his fingers again. Others think he has it all with owning a multimillion dollar company, but what they don’t know is that he would give it all up to have her in his arms and his bed. The road to happiness isn’t always easy. His brother returns to his life and brings with him an old flame who threatens to rip Cali and Owen apart. Will they find their salvation with one another or let the events of their past influence their future?
Caliana (Cali) Crawford was unhappy in her mediocre job, so with the inheritance left by her aunt she quits her job, taking a long over due break. Cali decided to go to the one place she loves the most, the cabin by the lake. While at her cabin, she runs into Owen, the man who owns the cabin next door. Owen has wanted Cali for a long time but never had the chance to show her. Now that she is back in his life, Owen isn’t about to let her slip through his fingers again. Just when things are looking up for both of them, people from their past interrupt them, threating their budding relationship. Will the past rip them apart or will they find their salvation in each other?
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
Cali is a woman who is use to being on her own. Growing up an only child has made her very independent but lonely at the same time. She was brave in taking her future into her own hands and quitting the steady job she had. Not many people can do that. Of course having a nice inheritance makes it easier for her to do. She changes a lot throughout the book as reconnecting with Owen gives her the freedom to be herself. Owen was the one guy she always knew she could trust so it came easy for her even after finding her last boyfriend cheating on her. With everything that happens to Owen and her throughout the book she remains strong but leans on Owen when she needs support.
Owen Mathews is use to having women want him for his money. Being a self made man he is proud of who he is and what he has accomplished. After being betrayed by his ex-girlfriend and brother, Owen has decided to take a break from dating and focus on his work. Having Cali walk back into his life reminds him of what he has always wanted in a woman. None of the women he’s ever dated compares to her. He finally takes matters into his own hands and goes for what he wants, Cali. He knows she is pure of heart and won’t take advantage of him so this makes it easy to dive right in. When bad things start to happen to Cali his protective instincts kick and he takes charge. The fact that she lets him only makes him believe that they were always meant to be together.
This is the debut novel for Michelle Dare and she nailed it. This second chance love story had me hook from the beginning. Owen is one character you’ll never forget. He’s alpha male, taking charge but knows when to take a step back and gives Cali the space she needs. Cali proves to be no push over either, by going after what she wants and not folding when things get tough. The way these two connect left me fanning myself. The steamy romance scenes are not ones you’ll soon forget. This is truly an intriguing suspenseful romance story you won’t be able to put down.
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Michelle Dare is a Jersey girl living over the border in Pennsylvania. She started out as a reader, then became a book blogger. She loves the book community and thought to try her hand at writing. Her first book, My Salvation, is a contemporary romance.She is a married mom with two wonderful children and a German Shepherd, who she considers her third child. She is a lover of books, music and movies. Her favorite band is Maroon 5 and has too many favorite movies to list. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre to read.