The Giving Heart (Summer Island #2) by Toni Blake – Spend a white Christmas on Summer Island, where the fires are warm and the romance is hotter.
Lila Sloan wonders why she ever thought house-sitting for her sister Meg on the remote Summer Island was a good idea. And to make matters worse, local real estate developer Beck Grainger is trying to cut down the beautiful trees that line the property. Lila can’t let this happen; Meg will never forgive her.
Beck can understand Lila’s anger—sort of. The trees are actually on the neighboring property, and the land was zoned for development months ago, so his plans were no secret. But he dislikes being at odds with his friend’s sister, especially because Lila is appealing in every way: loyal, quick-witted and completely stunning.
Lila hates that she’s so attracted to Beck, who seems like a genuinely good man, despite his tree-murdering tendencies. And their chemistry is off the charts. She just wishes he’d let this development go. As Summer Island counts down to a snowy Christmas, Lila and Beck will have to strike a compromise that seems impossible for them both—or risk losing the best thing either of them has ever had.
Publisher: HQN; Original edition (October 29, 2019)
Genre: Holiday Romance
About the author: (from amazon.com) Toni Blake’s love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel, nineteen notebook pages long. Since then, Toni has become a RITA™-nominated author of more than twenty contemporary romance novels, her books have received the National Readers Choice Award and Bookseller’s Best Award, and her work has been excerpted in Cosmo. Toni lives in the Midwest and enjoys traveling, crafts, and spending time outdoors. Learn more about Toni and her books at www.toniblake.com
Review of The Giving Heart
The Giving Heart is the second book in the Summer Island series by Toni Blake. A captivating Christmas romance with the beautiful holiday setting and wonderful sense of community, The Giving Heart is definitely a well-written page-turner you will not want to put down! While this is part of the Summer Island series, it can easily be read as a standalone novel. A story that is full of hope, love, understanding, and forgiving that is sure to leave you believing in the spirit of the holiday season. The Giving Heart is a lovely holiday romance that reads like a Hallmark movie, The perfect read for this Christmas season! *I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.*