Braxton Monroe’s taking a break from teaching to do some strenuous work on a Civil War–era house, and feeling the strain in every rock-hard muscle. Good thing he has to interview massage therapists for the spa—even if it’s embarrassing to meet a job candidate in his boxers. Cora Buchanan has hands so talented—and a voice so sultry—he wants to hire her before he even lifts his head from the table. But he’s shocked to meet her outside the massage room—with her seeing-eye dog, Heidi the yellow lab.
Cora has left her family—and fiancé—in Atlanta to make her way in this small town. All her parents’ money can’t restore her sight, but it’s up to her to restore her independence. Though she bristles at Braxton’s protectiveness, she too feels lingering effects from their intimate touch. Now that he’s her boss, it’s strictly hands-off….Until a secret she’s keeping destroys his fragile trust, and they must find the courage to knock down the walls between them.
I am a fan of Jules Bennett. I love her writing, the stories she tells, and the characters she introduces us to. This book is another one on the list of books I enjoyed.
Braxton and Cora were interesting characters. The idea that Cora is blind, and how she is coping with this change in her life was really interesting. I liked that this was a facet of who she was, but not all that she was. I loved her independence, I loved that she was a person outside of her blindness. I also really liked that Braxton was not that bothered by her blindness, that he took it as a part of Cora...not the most important part, but just a facet.
The pacing was strong and there were no places where the story felt like it dragged or moved too quickly. The dialog was true to life and they were relateable as people and not just as characters in the story.
While this is the 2nd in the series, it can be read as a standalone. You do meet the characters from the first book in this one, but there are no real spoilers as to their story.
I recommend this book.