Laura Templeton, on the cusp of her thirtieth birthday finds herself divorced with two girls, battling debts left by her ex husband, and living in the Templeton mansion alone. Her two friends (Margo and Kate) are loved up with their significant others, and once a week, they met up, searching for the coins of Seraphina's chest, a sweet legend and a bond that keeps them true. This is Laura's life, and she's learning to make the best of it, but she's not happy. Not really.
Out of the blue, her brother, Josh requests a favour of her: can she rent stable space to Mick Fury (a childhood friend) for a while? Just until he fixes his stables up, see? Because he lost his in a landslide.
Laura says yes, and meets Mick Fury, and the attraction is instantenous. Mick is mad, bad and dangerous to know, and Laura finds herself swept up in him, but has to deal with her two girls and the emotional storm clouds that threaten to gather.
I recommend this book because it's a great basic, bread-and-butter romance. There is no killer on the loose, no mystical hocus pocus. It's rare that you find romance novels like this nowadays, where the writer trusts the reader to take the characters on board, not needing the ADD of guns and spells and magick. The emotion is so pure at times, it shimmers from the page, and this book is just as good as book one (with Margo).
Well worth the read, highly recommended.