(A Sapphire Bay Novella)
Sydney girl Mia Radcliffe borrows her cousin's beach house in Sapphire Bay to escape the scandal surrounding her ex-fiancé. Her new neighbor is her secret crush from years ago… and she’s still captivated by the handsome builder who was a youth group leader at her church.
Living next door to Mia wasn’t part of Pete McCall’s plan when he started renovating his beach house. The blonde beauty inspires thoughts of settling down, despite her high maintenance ways and big-city dreams.
Love kindles during their time together and Mia’s heart is set on returning to Sydney with Pete. When new opportunities arise, Pete and Mia must decide if their love is for keeps.
This is a story about Mia and Pete. Mia is a city girl from Sidney, Australia, escaping a media sensationalized legal issue with her ex-boyfriend. Pete is a traveling contractor who has found his dream home and business in a quiet, cozy, cove/town on the coast. They are neighbors and simply friends right? Or has love slowly worked its way into their relationship? Will past choices and future opportunities break the strong bond they have formed? This story distantly reminded me of “Love Comes Softly,” in way the theme of love gently built to much more over time.