COOPER’S CHARM by Lori Foster

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One summer, two sisters and a chance to start over…

Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiancé, a successful store and a busy, happy existence. After months spent adrift, she takes a job at the lakeside resort of Cooper’s Charm. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, friendly colleagues and a charismatic, widowed boss, Phoenix is slowly inching her way back into the world.

Visiting Cooper’s Charm to check up on her little sister, Ridley Rose impulsively agrees to fill in as housekeeper. Still reeling from an ego-bruising divorce, she finds satisfaction in a job well done—and in the attention of the resort’s handsome scuba instructor.

For Phoenix and Ridley, Cooper’s Charm is supposed to be merely temporary. But this detour may lead to the place they most need to be, where the future is as satisfying as it is surprising…

This is a two-fer, two romances for the price of one. I don’t always like that but Foster does a really good job developing all the characters and their stories. The main romance is Phoenix and Cooper, and her sister’s is secondary but still good. Good sex, too, for both of them, so if you don’t like the details, skip this steamy read.

The characters are really well developed, and damaged enough to be interesting. I cared enough about them to keep wondering about them after I turned the last page. I loved the setting, too. Something about these types of settings, campgrounds, I find very interesting. Maybe because it’s a bit out of my comfort zone? That said, I am going camping in December so I hope I’m not disappointed with the campground I’ll be at!

Foster is a really good storyteller and I highly recommend any of her books, and this is a good place to start if you haven’t read her. I loved it.

8/18 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™

COOPER’S CHARM by Lori Foster. HQN; Original edition (July 31, 2018).  ISBN 978-1335017529. 352p.


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