Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable façade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six months of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he’s going home to try to forget her all together.
Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she’s never needed a man to help her find her way—until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too reminiscent of the painful past she’d spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain—including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat.
When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever—and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Let me just say, I wish I could find a family like the Braden's! I loved this book! At first I was not sure about Treat Braden but the more I got to know his character, the more I liked him. Max Armstrong reminded me a little of myself so of course I loved her! The way the two meet and left each other with so many things unsaid kept the reader waiting to see what would happen between them. After six months of not seeing each other fate made their paths cross again. This time Treat was not going to let Max go with telling her how he felt. Max could not open up to Treat the way she wanted and needed to until she closed a chapter in her past that was still haunting her. WOW! That part of Max's life was so intriguing. Really makes you think that things are never as they seem. While Max was trying to get closure Treat left town thinking he had been rejected. Will fate bring them together again?! Will Max be able to find Treat and tell him that she loves him?! Put this one on your holiday reading list!! It is a good one:)
I give it 4.5 stars!!