Vivian Grainger returns to Serendipity, TX after a disastrous relationship in the city that leaves her alone and pregnant. She buys the old barber shop with dreams of changing it into a hair salon and spa, all she needs is help fixing it up. Vivian bids on Nick McKenna at the town's bachelor auction, because she's heard that he is handy and good with construction. Vivian bids low because she expects a lot of competition, but no one else bids.
Nick McKenna isn't pleased with the low bid, but he is a man of his word and he helps Vivian with her shop even though he thinks that she is in over her head. He is surprised when she keeps her end of the bargain, sticking it out and working hard, he had always written her off as a flighty social butterfly, but working alongside her he comes to admire her determined spirit.
Will these unlikely friends, make the perfect family?
I liked how Vivian get's to know Nick, and learns that there's more to him than his shaggy hair and beard. He isn't quite the lady's man that she had him labeled as, in fact he doesn't think that anyone would go out with him after the mess that he made of his last relationship. I liked how Vivian and Nick become friends, and learn to trust each other. Vivian is hardworking, and determined, yet compassionate and outgoing.
Nick is a very protective person, and a man of his word he does everything that he can to help Vivian despite being a busy man himself and having a ranch to run.
Overall, I loved returning to Serendipity, and loved seeing the regulars like Jo, and Dr. Delia. This is a delightful read, filled with surprises, humor, and great character building interaction between the characters. A very enjoyable read!
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