After being laid off from his job as a lawyer, Eric Nash returns home to visit his father, lick his wounds, and regroup. When he arrives in Hope Harbor, however, he finds that his dad has decided to pursue a long-time dream of owning a bed and breakfast inn, and the family home is in renovation. While Eric would prefer to focus solely on landing his next legal gig, he finds himself being distracted by BJ Stevens, the beautiful and talented architect hired to oversee the construction project. Although BJ is wary of men based on past failed romances, a friendship forms between them when they work together on sets for a local high school play and the formation of a service to help elderly citizens in Hope Harbor have a more productive life. Before long, the friendship deepens into something more and Eric has to decide what he desires more- a lucrative, fast-paced career in his dream job as an attorney at a big firm, or a slower-paced future built with BJ in his small hometown.
Sea Rose Lane was such an enjoyable read! Although the attraction between Eric and BJ was evident from the beginning, their romance followed a natural progression as their friendship deepened. Eric's tenderness toward BJ as she opened up about her painful past was so sweet and genuine, although it was a little annoying that Eric took so long to make his decision!
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Irene Hannon is the best-selling author of more than 35 novels. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine adn the Daphne du Maurier Award for mystery/suspence. Irene and her husband make their home in Missouri, USA. To learn more about Irene Hannon, visit her website at www.irenehannon.com.