Catarina Romano has lost everything: her husband, her house, her lifestyle. She flees to her cousin’s empty manor in the heart of Portugal, trying to find peace and to hide from the scandal spun by the media, only to discover she is pregnant.
Afonso Cortez is done with all the lies. Fresh out of prison for trusting the wrong person, he’s ready to leave the past behind and look ahead to new opportunities. The remote Sunset Manor, in need of a groundskeeper, is the perfect solution, promising to provide Afonso with the solitude he craves while he restores the grounds to their former glory.
Catarina avoids Afonso at first, not wanting to further complicate her life. But Afonso is intriguing, and she feels drawn to him. If only she didn’t feel guilty for all the secrets she’s keeping from him.
When suspicious accidents start occurring at the property, Afonso believes his past is catching up with him. Will he be able to protect Catarina or will he lose the woman who might restore his belief in love?
A little suspense mixed with great chemistry between Catarina and Afonso made for an exciting read. Afonso was able to get a job being the groundskeeper at Sunset Manor and was hoping to put his life back together and move on but sometimes there is a different plan for you. Catarina's cousin and owner of the mansion found her and offered for her stay at the mansion. She was hoping to hideout until she could figure out what was next for her and her soon to be child. Afonso and Catarina meet and build a friendship. I was sad that Catarina hid so much from Afonso yet I understand why but I loved how caring he was towards her and let her have her space but was there for her when she needed him. I loved this clean romantic read. This book can be a stand alone but I love how it is part of two other series... Destined For Love: Mansions and the Romano Family series. This was a great book about taking a chance because you never know where you might find love.
Thanks so much for the review, Bree!ReplyDelete