Callie lives a socially isolated life in New York City with two jobs that leave no time for dating. After meeting her neighbor’s son, Derek, she falls hard but knows he is out of her league.
Derek loves his simple life in the wilderness and is ready to settle down and have a family if only he comes across the right woman. Callie’s kindness makes her stand out, and he believes she will make a great wife.
Derek proposes a modern-day marriage of convenience, and Callie accepts with the hope of his love growing after they marry. But once they arrive at Derek’s homestead, she finds that off-the-grid living is not for the faint of heart.
When his initial interest in her is called into question, her biggest fear comes true. He wants a wife and a commitment, but what about love?
Will she stay and make the marriage work, or will she realize that sometimes, two people aren’t meant to be?
A sweet story, but it didn’t quite grab my attention. I would have loved to see more happen between the characters to really get a feel for how they connected and fell for each other. I don’t say this often, but it almost felt too short — I wish there had been a few more scenes to really pull me in and make me love the characters.
As is, it’s a sweet, inspirational romance full of hope. A good weekend read when you don’t want anything too heavy.
Rated PG. Get your copy here!