Faith Harrington was the classic girl of privilege–until her father was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme and then her marriage crashed and burned.
Now Faith is back in her hometown, hoping for a fresh start. But her father’s betrayal has rocked Serendipity – and not everyone is ready to welcome her with open arms.
Then she runs into her teenage crush — the dark, brooding Ethan Barron. Ethan, no stranger to scandal himself, never imagined he'd own the mansion on the hill, much less ever again come face-to-face with Faith -- the princess he once kissed senseless. The chance meeting reignites the electric charge between them.
Still, when Ethan hires her to redecorate what was once her childhood home, Faith is sure that getting involved with the town's notorious bad boy will lead only to trouble. But her heart has other ideas. And so do the townspeople of Serendipity...
I picked up this book at the library. I haven't bought a Carly Phillips book in a very long time, she's been a hit or miss author for me for a while now. I wasn't expecting much, I didn't want to be overly disappointed. Having said that, I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed the book itself. I love the idea of a series of books being set in small towns, there's always potential in my opinion. A small community comes together in good times and bad times, there are festivals and sporting events. The possibilities are endless! I like that it's focusing on three brothers, so far, and their relationship with a surprised troubled sibling. Then you add a strong female to mix and cannot go wrong.
Got to get the next book!
Serendipity by Carly Phillips (3.5/5) Contemporary Romance; Published: Berkley (9/2011); Series: # 1, Serendipity; Library; Books 2012 (15);