A billionaire and a single mother have more in common than they know.
He’s a billionaire businessman … Luciano Donati, entrepreneur and eligible bachelor, lost his first wife to cancer. So though he lives in romantic Charleston, SC, he has every intention of ignoring the upcoming holiday for lovers … at least until he sets eyes again on his younger sister’s best friend.
He remembers Anastasia as a teenager who idolized him, not this lovely, fragile woman with heartbreak in her eyes. Heartbreak that he finds himself wanting to cure. Her smile warms his soul, her touch ignites his desire, and her little girl Soo-Min melts his frozen heart. Adopted internationally himself at a young age, Luciano understands all too well the strong need to belong somewhere.
She’s a single mom … Anastasia Markow, cancer survivor and divorced mother, didn’t come to Charleston, SC, for romance. She's here to make sure she has custody of her adopted daughter, Soo-Min. But when she encounters the first man she ever loved, here in the city of horse-drawn carriages and candlelight, her battered heart can’t help but bloom again. And when Luciano and Soo-Min take to each other, resisting his charm becomes even harder. Handsome, self-assured, every inch the successful billionaire, Luciano is out of Anastasia's reach.
But when a hurricane strands them together and they must trust each other to survive … things heat up despite the driving rain and gale winds. Can Valentine’s Day bring this unlikely pair together … this time for good?
Author's Note: Thousands of families around the world have opened their homes and hearts through international adoption. Soo-Min is the embodiment of many, many fortunate adoptive children and parents who’ve together created forever families.
"This is my first book by this author, and I am looking forward to reading more. I loved Luciano, Anatasia and Soo-Min. At first I didn't like Eliza, especially when she wouldn't let Anastasia talk to her daughter when she called too late (after being in a hurricane!), but later her attitude changed. There were many good things about Luciano, but my favorite was the corny jokes he told. I love a hero with a great sense of humor! Liz was something else, especially when she said she didn't mind sharing Luciano with Anastasia.
Loved the settings of Charleston and Stowe, Vermont."