Love Walks In
by Samantha Chase
Book #2 in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase’s dazzling new series: The Shaughnessy Brothers are back
He lives by a schedule
Aubrey Burke is on the run from an about-to-be-disastrous mistake when resort owner Hugh Shaughnessy catches her climbing through his office window. Until Aubrey tumbled into his life, Hugh had relied on work and discipline to safeguard a heart damaged by family tragedy. Now his careful world will never be the same.
She lives for the moment
Hugh’s approach to life and love is the opposite of Aubrey’s, but she soon finds herself falling hard for the handsome hotel mogul. There’s a darker reason behind her “live for today” attitude than Hugh could possibly know, but for the first time Aubrey dares to hope this man’s love might make it worth taking a chance on the future.
“Some would call it obsessive. Hugh preferred to think of it as considerate.”
“She smiled, knowing she would never forget this moment. This man, who was confident in every aspect of his world, suddenly seemed a little uncertain. A little vulnerable.”
‘Sometimes time doesn’t matter. Sometimes you have to just go with what feels right… And this? This feels right.”
“How was it possible this man had the ability to make her anxious and overwhelmed one minute and then a complete puddle the next? Why did being in love feel so much like an emotional roller coaster?”
“I’m so sorry for everything you suffered. For all you lost. I want to give you all I have. Everything. I know I can’t make those years go away, but I promise to make all the ones coming for us better.”
I adore sweet romances with endearing yet somewhat flawed characters – which is exactly the type of story where Samantha Chase excels. Her heart squeezing moments and observant and insightful musings never fail to entertain. I discovered her work through one of my favorite authors S.J. McCoy and her Sweet N’ Steamy Facebook group. Funny how those things happen.
Love Walks In finds an overly sheltered woman with a distant and cold family (and a serious shoe addiction) finally breaking out from the constraints of her oppressive family, and I just adore Aubrey. Aubrey finds herself falling for an extremely buttoned up, handsome, smart, yet tightly cinched and overly controlled man with OCD. While she is enjoying her newfound sense of freedom and adventuresome spirit by exploring some risk taking adventures such as zip lining – her new man is extremely risk avoidant and needs to carefully plan every moment… major dilemma – yet they click. Oh these Shaughnessy’s – they are an intriguing and lovable bunch. I cannot wait to see what Ms. Chase does with the next family member.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.
When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.