"So much for yesterday's vow never to leave the house again without clean clothes and make up."
After an accident takes away her dancing career, Jessica Holliday is determined to pursue her other dream of landscape design. When a big contract comes her way, she is determined to get it done and get it done right. Such an opportunity could launch her career. But the handsome new neighbor seems to be creeping into her life, whether she wants him to or not. Drew Keegan is ready to settle down since his military career is coming to a close. Wishing to enter politics, he believes that he will need the proper wife - and his father has one all picked out. But is this ideal woman really his ideal? If so, why does he keep thinking of his slightly disheveled, gardening neighbor?
My Opinion: This was a nice, light read with a lot of focus on Jessica. Unlike many leading females in romances, Jessica deals with weight issues. As she struggles with her changed appearance and more limited lifestyle, she remains determined to be independent and useful. She jumps to conclusions a lot to me and seems to be the typical overly independent female with no rationality to her life. Drew is a man trying to break off from his father's plans, especially when it comes to the choice of bride. He seems to be a character that encompasses most "perfect" attributes. Overall it's a cute story, though lacking slightly in imagination.
I was given a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and opinion are 100% my own.