Title: THE WISHING SEASON
Author: Denise Hunter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trouble is, their chemistry could spoil their dreams.
Spirited PJ McKinley has the touch when it comes to food. Her dream of opening her own restaurant is just one building short of reality. So when a Chapel Springs resident offers her beloved ancestral home to the applicant with the best plan for the house, PJ believes it’s a contest she was meant to win.
Contractor Cole Evans is confident, professional, and swoon-worthy—but this former foster kid knows his life could have turned out very differently. When Cole discovers the contest, he believes his home for foster kids in transition has found its saving grace. All he has to do is convince the owner that an out-of-towner with a not-for-profit enterprise is good for the community.
But when the eccentric philanthropist sees PJ and Cole’s proposals, she makes an unexpected decision: the pair will share the house for a year to show what their ideas are made of. Now, with Cole and the foster kids upstairs and PJ and the restaurant below, day-to-day life has turned into out-and-out competition—with some seriously flirtatious hallway encounters on the side. Turns out in this competition, it’s not just the house on the line, it’s their hearts.
Denise Hunter is one of my absolute favorite contemporary romance writers and I couldn’t wait to read THE WISHING SEASON. I’m so happy I was able to. THE WISHING SEASON was every bit as good as I imagined it would be, and I was sad when it ended.
PJ is the baby of the family and feels she has to prove herself to everyone. She has made some bad decisions and her family worry about Cole being as bad as all the previous men she dated. It made matters worse when they learned Cole’s history.
As usual, Ms. Hunter’s books are full of sexual tension and family issues and wounded characters. A must read book. I absolutely can’t wait until Married Til Monday comes out now.
Available in ebook and paperback. 336 pages.