Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiancé, a successful store and a busy, happy existence. After months spent adrift, she takes a job at the lakeside resort of Cooper’s Charm. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, friendly colleagues and a charismatic, widowed boss, Phoenix is slowly inching her way back into the world.
Visiting Cooper’s Charm to check up on her little sister, Ridley Rose impulsively agrees to fill in as housekeeper. Still reeling from an ego-bruising divorce, she finds satisfaction in a job well done—and in the attention of the resort’s handsome scuba instructor.
For Phoenix and Ridley, Cooper’s Charm is supposed to be merely temporary. But this detour may lead to the place they most need to be, where the future is as satisfying as it is surprising…
[I received a copy from @harlequinpublicityteam for an honest review]
I am a fan of Lori Fosters writing and I don’t think I have read one of her books and not enjoyed it. Cooper’s Charm was a pleasant surprise and was more sexy than I expected from its cover.
This book contains two love stories between its pages. Neither Phoenix nor Ridley are expecting love at Cooper’s Farm but it’s one of the many things they discover there.
The main ‘couple’ is Cooper and Phoenix. I really enjoyed everything about Phoenix from her curvy figure and geeky glasses to her resilient personality and strong bond with her sister. I love how they interact with each other through the phones and in person. She has been through a traumatic experience, but she is slowly finding her way back to herself with help from the people at Cooper’s Charm. One man in particular awakes a whole ton of feelings that have been dormant for Phoenix. Cooper is a mans man, gruff, sexy and a total Alpha male. He has lost love in the past and doesn’t see it in his future but Phoenix brings to life feelings of protectiveness and desire. They both help each other move on from the burdens they carry and look towards a better future.
The other ‘couple’ is Ridley and Baxter. Both have been burned by people they loved and its left them bitter and masters at one night stands. Neither want to involve their hearts when it comes to activities between the sheets but the heart wants what the heart wants. Their story seemed to be a bit rushed for me. I wish that they had received their own separate book all together so their relationship could be explored more.
Overall, Cooper’s Charm was a wonderful romance. It had emotion, suspense, and a great amount of sexy! I highly recommend it to all my romance reading followers .
“Inching nearer, Phoenix made a quiet sound of surprise and acceptance. Her fingertips slid along his nap, making his skin burn.”
“Cooper’s Charm : A good place to get away.”