Book & Author Details:
Love Under Construction by Danyelle Ferguson
Publication date: April 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Charlee was angry . . .
What do you do when your boss makes someone else the lead on a big renovation project that should rightfully be yours? You quit. On second thought, that might not be the best idea, but Charlee Jackson has never been one for second thoughts. Instead, she lands a big contract of her own. She’s jumping into her new life—work boots, tool belt and all. Now she just needs to form a company and hire contractors and buy supplies and get an office . . . and not fall in love with her former boss’s son. Yeah. Definitely not that last one.
Peter was torn . . .
You can’t date someone who works for you, but now that his dad let Charlee walk out the door, Peter Elliot is considering his options. Charlee was their top renovation expert, his best friend’s sister, and the only thing that made the drudgery of running a large construction business bearable. But how do you date a competitor, especially one your father is trying to drive out of business? It would be stupid to make your dad angry right before he retires and hands the company over to you. Right?
When Charlee and Peter are scheduled to work on the same Indulgence Row house, their feelings and priorities are put to the test. They need to make a choice, and they better be quick about it, because the whole mixture is curing fast and threatening to crumble to pieces.
I didn’t read the first book in this series, but I don’t think that I have missed out as a result. This novel is quite easily read as a standalone.
This is a light, clean romance which will allow the reader a little escapism for a few hours. Charlee and Peter were frustrating and naive in their dealings with each other – almost like awkward teens at times – yet thoroughly likeable.
I confess that I felt that this book only scratched at the surface of what could have been a deeper conflict, and would, for me at least, have been a more involving tale as a result, but clearly that wasn’t the intent of the author.
Overall, a relaxing read.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and her work has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books.
Danyelle grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Then she lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and family. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and singing in the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”