He lives by a schedule. Aubrey Burke is on the run from an about-to-be-disastrous mistake when resort owner Hugh Shaughnessy catches her climbing through his office window. Until Aubrey tumbled into his life, Hugh had relied on work and discipline to safeguard a heart damaged by family tragedy. Now his careful world will never be the same.
She lives for the moment. Hugh’s approach to life and love is the opposite of Aubrey’s, but she soon finds herself falling hard for the handsome hotel mogul. There’s a darker reason behind her “live for today” attitude than Hugh could possibly know, but for the first time Aubrey dares to hope this man’s love might make it worth taking a chance on the future.
4 out of 5 stars
I’m so glad I gave this series another chance, because I didn’t like Aidan in the first book very much. This book was a very different experience, and I really enjoyed this story.
Aubrey is in Napa to marry a man she doesn’t like, to please her father. She finally wakes up and realizes that this isn’t what she wants, so she runs. Though she technically climbs into the office of Hugh Shaughnessy.
Hugh is a very regimented person. He blames himself for his mothers death, and to honor her, lives his life in an order. He takes no risks. So he finds himself in a predicament when he meets Aubrey and is attracted to her.
It turns out that Aubrey meets the big client that Hugh is expecting, and shares some ideas on how she thinks these events that the client wants should be run. The client, Bill, wants to hire Aubrey to run the events, much to Hugh’s dismay. Hugh has no choice but to hire Aubrey, and she ends up doing a fantastic job.
Aubrey had a lousy childhood – parents who didn’t love each other, or show her much affection. She has a skewed view on family, so when she and Hugh begin dating, she is overwhelmed by his huge family.
Hugh was a much better character than Aidan. I also liked Aubrey, though there were a few times I wanted to shake her and tell her she was being stupid. I will definitely continue to read this series. You should give this big Irish family a try.