"It wasn’t every day a guy saw a headless beaver marching down the side of a road, not even in Dean Robillard’s larger-than-life world. “Son of a…” Dean slammed on the brakes of his brand-new Aston Martin Vanquish and pulled over in front of her."
That's where Dean Robillard meets Blue Bailey. In a headless beaver costume walking down a deserted highway and his life was forever changed when he offered her a ride....for better or for worse he's still not quite sure.
You see Dean's a pretty boy, he's a NFL star quarterback, gorgeous, has impeccible style and is obviously rich...he's also used to getting everything he wants.....or so we think. However, just because you have money doesn't mean your life is perfect.
"True, there were the gay boots and those stunning good looks. But, even so, he blasted enough heterosexual mega-wattage to light up the entire female population. Which he’d undoubtedly been doing since he shot out of the birth canal, glimpsed his reflection in the obstetrician’s eyeglasses, and gave the world a high five."
Now Blue is his complete opposite in every way. She's an artist with a sarcastic attitude, she's broke, has no taste in clothes because she could care less about fashion. She wears her combat boots with everything and half the time she looks like a rag tag hobo......which drives him crazy.
"But he’d lost interest in food. “Don’t you own anything pink?” She looked down at her bike shorts and camouflage T-shirt. “What’s wrong with this?” “Nothing, if you’re planning to invade Cuba.” She shrugged. “I’m not into clothes.” “Now there’s a surprise.” She pretended to think it over. “If you really want to see me in pink, I guess I could borrow something from you.”
Very reluctantly and after a lot of cursing and griping Blue agrees to go with him to his farm and check on the progress of the renovations. As the weeks wear on these two grow closer and closer but I hope you don't think it's going to be that easy? Because it's not!!!! I forgot to say Blue is VERY stubborn and she doesn't take handouts from no one, She is so proud even though she's flat broke...she's absolutely one of my most favorite female characters....mouthy and proud!! Dean's no push over either, so watching the two of them maneuver each other is fascinating.
This book is so much more than just a love story. There are family issues and trying to rebuild parental relationships that were destroyed in the past. Overcoming the emotional damage that it has caused to everyone involved.......just beautiful is all I can say!!
I could ramble on about this book FOREVER but I'm not going to bore you to death. This is the second time I've read this book and I will say I LOVED it even more this time around!!!! This is one of my most favorite books EVER written!!!!!!!!!
It could be read as a stand alone but I think you would benefit from reading the entire series. The rest of the series is good too but this is my fav:))))