Ashton hopes for solitude, but all bets are off when Eddie West, the town’s most eligible bachelor, moves in downstairs. Eddie likes his women and his cars shiny, sleek, and fast, and when he meets his new housemate, he wastes no time getting friendly. While he's looking for a no-strings romance, though, he gets more than he bargained for in Ash, who sees through his bravado to the pain of a loss too fresh to mention.
Can two people from different worlds find common ground, a place to fall in love and build a future? Is it possible to find your soul mate in the place you least expect?
Ash's father, a vice-president hopeful, recently allegedly got caught in a car with coke, a hooker and breathalyser reading saying he was drunk. Plus her boyfriend of three years broke up with her to be with someone else. Ash needs to get away and have some space so runs to Paradise, NH. She sublets the apartment on the top floor of a house and gets a job as a server in a jazz bar.
Eddie is a mechanic who is running away from his own demons. He was in an accident three years ago that killed his younger brother. He moves into the bottom apartment of the house the same day as Ash.
Sparks fly between Ash and Eddie right away. But Ash is hiding a secret from everyone in the town, including Eddie ... who she really is. How will Eddie react when he finds out who she really is and that she has been keeping this from him?
I liked this book and the writing style ... it's a quick read. I liked Ash and Eddie ... though attracted, they start out by hanging out together, sharing supper and some beer and watching baseball on TV. Eddie finds and adopts a kitty and names him Tiny ... gotta love a guy who love kitties! Paradise sounds like a nice small town to live in.
I'd recommend it if you are looking for a cute romance. As a head's up, the language is mature at times.