I received this book for free from Destined for Love Romances, Lucinda Whitney in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Love Me at Sunset by Lucinda Whitney
Series: Destined for Love: Mansions Collection #4, Romano Family #3
Published by Lange House Press on October 17, 2017
Genres: Clean Romance, Mystery
Time Period: Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-35
Of Interest To: Adults
Also in this series: Kiss Me in the Rain, The Princess and the Pizza Man, Mending Fences, Saving Sycamore Bay
An ex-con reforming his life. A pregnant widow hiding her past. Will the price of her secrets cost her his love?
Catarina Romano has lost everything: her husband, her house, her lifestyle. She flees to her cousin’s empty manor in the heart of Portugal, trying to find peace and to hide from the scandal spun by the media, only to discover she is pregnant.
Afonso Cortez is done with all the lies. Fresh out of prison for trusting the wrong person, he’s ready to leave the past behind and look ahead to new opportunities. The remote Sunset Manor, in need of a groundskeeper, is the perfect solution, promising to provide Afonso with the solitude he craves while he restores the grounds to their former glory.
Catarina avoids Afonso at first, not wanting to further complicate her life. But Afonso is intriguing, and she feels drawn to him. If only she didn’t feel guilty for all the secrets she’s keeping from him.
When suspicious accidents start occurring at the property, Afonso believes his past is catching up with him. Will he be able to protect Catarina or will he lose the woman who might restore his belief in love?
I love the beautiful descriptions in Love Me At Sunset. The author does such a great job of drawing you into the story from the very start. The characters are believable and well developed. The plot was very intriguing and the pace was just right, with the details and the mystery being revealed at just the right tempo.
Though there is some continuation from previous books in this series, this story does stand alone. The other books are every bit as good as this one, though, so my suggestion is that you read them all.
The overall story is tender and moving, with a few humorous moments scattered throughout appropriately.