Home Sweet Home
A Hope Falls Novel, Book 4
By: Melanie Shawn
Lauren Harrison is used to being the top dog. A high-powered real estate agent dealing exclusively in high-end homes, she is at the top of a very competitive field. That’s why she doesn’t appreciate being talked down to by Ben Stevens, even if he does do it in the most maddeningly charming way ever! Lauren has had about enough of his nonsense, that’s for sure. She wishes he’d just pack up and go right back where he came from. But a small, niggling question in the back of her mind keeps asking her – if that’s all true, why is your stomach full of butterflies every time you see him?
Ben Stevens grew up in circumstances that could most kindly be called “humble.” He hasn’t been handed a single thing in life, he’s had to fight and scrape for every bit of success he’s been granted. Not like Lauren Harrison. He recognizes her type, he saw women like her all the time growing up. Graceful, beautiful, elegant – it was easy to pull off when you had money. Lauren only sees him now as the successful and polished real estate reality show host that he has turned himself into. What would this regal beauty say if she knew the truth about where he came from?
Lauren is the more reserved of the fabulous-four. She is not quick to trust or let people in. When people see her she comes off as more of a person who thinks she is better than anyone else but that is not her at all. She has just had a rough past that has caused her to not trust her feelings or anyone else except those closest to her.
She moved back to Hope Falls to get in touch with those who are closest to her and she started her own real estate business. Her business is doing very well, then comes this reality show that is stared by a realtor. They show homes and this time they are showing Karina’s home and since she was her realtor they want her there.
Well, her and the star do not hit it off at all, far from it as a matter of fact. He is late the first day and then just says the most outrageous things to her. But, Ben (the star) can’t seem to help himself where she is concerned. He is so blown away by her beauty and the electricity they have between them. He can not figure it out because she is not his type at all.
The production company decides they want to start a spin-off show that showcases vacation homes and they need a co-star next to Ben. Lauren is talked into trying out for it. At first she freezes up when the red light on the camera comes on. Then Ben gets her to relax and they screen test goes off great. They decide to make Laura the co-star and start shooting a pilot. Well, at first things are great. The chemistry shows on the screen. Then something happens and it is the cold shoulder and that shows on the screen as well. Especially after the explosive night they had together.
Things go back and forth between them as they are on different locations for their shoots. Hot and cold. Then very hot in the bedroom. On the final night of shooting though Ben tells her that he is in love with her and she tells him that it was fun while it lasted but it was just a hook-up. He doesn’t believe her but she runs out of the party in tears.He is more than hurt. He put himself out there and was shot down.
Now this is where I am going to stop there and let you read the ending to see what happens when Lauren is confronted by her friends.
Will her and Ben make up?
Will Ben take her back?
Will Lauren get over her fears of the past and give their love a chance?
Those are answers you will find when you read the book. Go get your copy today.
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Until Next Time: Happy Reading.