This is a thoroughly delightful romance with some fun, interesting secondary characters. The hero is quite likable, and though the heroine is intelligent, she doesn‘t always use common sense.

Escaping her domineering father’s control, Claire Albritton takes a job in Lowery’s Hardware Store, which is managed by Kevin Fuller. Kevin struggles to keep the store running with no help from the owner’s rebellious teenage son. He is attracted to Claire, but refuses to act on it — not only because she works for him, but also because she’s a rich girl just like his ex-girlfriend.

Claire is determined to make it on her own and clashes with Kevin’s need to rescue damsels in distress, which leads him into trouble. Kevin soon realizes he must let Claire solve her own problems, which means keeping his love for her secret. (BETHCORNELISON.COM, dl $2.99)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley