My stress levels have been sky-high lately. Work has been a grind and I'm desperate for vacation. It's no wonder I find myself waking up at 4 a.m. every day wide awake and ready to start the day. My vacation is scheduled for the week of August 20 and I am counting down the minutes. I have planned an exciting week of painting and redecorating. And maybe I'll spend a day by a pool somewhere.
So while I'm waiting for my vacation, I've been in desperate need of some light, beachy reads. I picked up Carly Phillips' Serendipity - I'm on page 275 of 304.
Faith Harrington grew up in Serendipity. She was a spoiled, rich girl who lived in the mansion on the hill. Ethan Barron was a poor, bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. When they were in high school, they shared one passionate kiss and never spoke again.
Fast forward a lot of years. Faith found out her dad ran some sort of Ponzi scheme, swindling hard-working people out of millions of dollars. She decided to move back to Serendipity and re-start her life as an interior designer, living in a crappy apartment above a bar. Ethan has also moved back - and he's a millionaire living in the mansion Faith grew up in.
Of course they're going to rekindle their romance.
Yeah, this book is a little predictable. And everything falls together a little too nicely. If I were going to rebuild my life, I probably wouldn't move back to the town where are the people swindled by my father lived. I'd restart my life somewhere else.
Still, I'm enjoying this book. It's a light, fluffy read with plenty of swoony scenes. Ethan is smokin' H-O-T. And, I like Faith too.