Undaunted by Diana Palmer
The only man she wants is the one who'll never forgive her
Falling in love with her boss's handsome millionaire neighbor was easy for young Kate Martin. Despite the vast differences between them, and a past that's left Garrett Carlton reclusive and wary, Kate gambles her heart on a desire that rocks them both. But there's something Garrett doesn't know: Kate is responsible for an accident that changed his life forever.
Garrett lives by rules intended to protect both him and his vast wealth. Kate's innocence is the only thing that's ever broken through his cold reserve, but now his trust is shattered. By the time he realizes how much he stands to lose, it might take a miracle to win her back. But it's a challenge he'll gladly face for the woman and the family he needs more than his next breath...**
Thanks to Harlequin and Netgalley for the book in exchange for an honest review.
I say this everytime I read a book by Diana Palmer but its still true. Reading her books is like wrapping up in a cozy blanket. She has a formula that she follows and honestly, I love it. While some may get tired of them, I welcome them.
Kate hadn't had an easy life, her father is an alcoholic and in general a nonfeeling person. He raised her after her mother died and did so begrudgingly. When Kate turned 18 she got a job, left and hasn't looked back. She's got a great job as an assistant to an author, things are looking up for her! She lives with her boss, at her lake house and she loves to walk the property. She also loves to drive the boat on the lake and she likes to drive it fast! That's how she meets Garrett Carlton, he reports her to the lake police for driving fast. She doesn't know why but that man hates her, and he's not shy about showing his disdain.
Garrett doesn't like that girl that works for his neighbor, she's young and careless. Of course, all young people are thoughtless. He keeps telling her that she needs to watch what she's doing, that if she was older she would know how to act. He is intrigued by her, she's not classically pretty but he is attracted to her. He doesn't know why. Something tragic happens to him, he is still his angry self but more fragile. He meets a woman on the shore of the lake, Kate, he likes her voice and she helps him more than anyone has since the accident.
Like I said, it's a classic Diana Palmer story. She can weave a tale and it can be steamy while being a modest type of story. It's also a May-December romance, I don't usually like these stories but I love the authors work. Kate while young and naive didn't take Garrett being a jerk laying down. She stood up to him and that is refreshing. Sure it was hard for her to do but she didn't back down.