There are no good men left in New York City. At least that’s Claire Hayes’s conviction after finding out her late husband was not the man she thought he was. Determined to rid her home of anything that reminds her of her cheating husband, Claire sets out to redesign her boring, beige Upper East Side brownstone and make it something all her own. But what starts out as a simple renovation becomes a lot more complicated when she meets her bad-tempered and rough-around-the-edges contractor Scott Turner.
Scott bluntly makes it known to Claire that he only took on her house for a change of pace from the corporate offices and swanky hotels he’s been building lately, and he doesn’t hesitate to add that he has no patience for a pampered, damaged princess with a penchant for pink. But when long workdays turn into even longer nights, their mutual wariness morphs into something more complicated—a grudging respect, and maybe even attraction...
|The second book in this series finds Claire wanting to change things from vanilla to strawberry lemonade. She decides with a remolded of her brownstone and goes with Scott since he is friends with Oliver and Naomi. Scott is gruff to put it nicely and tired of the same remolded, so once inside and sees a 1970’s interior he agrees to do the change for her. They go back and forth to the point where she even suggests the color pink which really gets him going, but he shows up the next day with his dog Bob a female dog and Claire has coffee ready. Throughout this story, you find that both of them are dealing with their past relationship. Of course Claire from the first book, but Scott as well. The deeper you get into him getting after Claire and the room she has put all of her dead husband things in. he is blown away when she has moved on and gotten rid of it all especially the last part with a fire on the beach. He is still hanging on to the idea of his fiancé from college cheating on him and then dying that he is afraid to chance again. Once done he takes another job this time in China and is surprised when Claire offers to watch his dog and face times once a week. This after telling him that she loved him prior to him leaving for China and every week she keeps looking better to him and yet he is not happy. There is so much to this book that I won’t spoil it for others but I thought that this was a great second book in the series. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|