As a young single mom Dana Jackson is used to facing challenges, but the prospect of losing her livelihood could be the last straw. Dana owns and manages the Blue Note, a popular bar catering to jazz lovers in Ketchikan, Alaska. When the Fire Marshall threatens to close the bar unless extensive (and expensive) renovations are made, Dana finds herself in a tough spot.
Mark Morelli has spent most of his 40 years working in the family construction business in Boise, but finds himself at a professional crossroads. Spending the summer fishing in Alaska seemed like just the thing to clear his head. When Mark sees Dana at the Blue Note he is instantly attracted to the petite beauty. Blessed with good looks and an easy-going charm, Mark is not used to being ignored by women, but Dana keeps him at a distance. Mark decides to use his construction expertise to help Dana save her business, but finds that he'll need to adjust his "hit and run" attitude towards women if he wants to gain Dana's trust.
If you like your romance fast-moving and spicy then this one is probably not going to appeal to you. The majority of the book is spent developing these two main characters and focuses on Mark's courtship of Dana. The Alaskan setting felt very true to life - the author did her homework and it shows! All the characters were three dimensional and well written and the dialogue felt authentic. While I thought the book was well written and enjoyed it as a whole, it was a little too slow paced to really draw me in.
This is the third book in a series featuring the Moretti brothers, but you can certainly read this without having read the other two. The language is fairly mild throughout and the two love scenes are not very explicit - PG rating.