Cate Tayler is a beach baby, born and raised on the Connecticut coastline. She met the love of her life while serving in the US Air Force, and after extensive overseas travel, they are now raising their four children in the wild suburbs of Maryland.
Calista Markatos is failing miserably at saving her family's Greek diner. Without a miracle, her parents will lose everything. And it's all the fault of a land developer whose big ideas are destroying her family's livelihood.
Driven by guilt over his brother's death, Miles Gardner plays the role of dutiful son. But he rebels against his father's choice of a bride. A fake engagement can help him avoid the marriage trap. All he has to do is convince the Greek goddess to go along with his plan.
She doesn't have to like him to pretend to love him.Thirty days later, they'll both get exactly what they want—and maybe something they didn't know they needed.
Love is a Battlefield…
Haley Wood knows the darker side of love. She’s seen how it beats you, breaks you, swallows you whole. She’s vowed never to be its victim, like her father was when her mother abandoned them. She’ll never give anyone power over her heart, never trust someone else with her own happiness and dreams.
Will Leonard has seen the beauty and healing power of love. A romantic who believes in marriage, family, and happily-ever-after, he’s determined to have all those things with Haley. She’s rejected his proposal once, but he refuses to give up. Will must prove love isn’t just another four-letter word and his kind of love is what she needs.
It’s a Matter of Trust…
Haley knows Will’s not a heartbreaker – he’s a promise keeper. But as she begins opening herself to the idea of a future with him, ghosts from the past return and present-day secrets threaten their fragile relationship.
Can Will accept the limits Haley has on love or will his attempts to persuade her to love on his terms drive her away? Will Haley let her painful past keep Will out of her heart and life forever?