She Loves Me
by Melissa Foster
Release Date: April 21, 2020
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Book #3 in the Harmony Pointe series
Number of Pages: 380
Source: Pre-ordered through Amazon
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 5/31/20 to 6/3/20
Something is off in Piper Dalton’s life, and she has a feeling it might just be her. All her siblings are blissfully settled with their forever loves. But while her sisters were dreaming of white weddings, Piper was left heartbroken and commitment phobic by her first love, her best friend’s younger brother. As a woman dominating the male-driven construction industry, Piper has no interest in turning in her hammer for an apron—even if hot and hilarious Harley thinks otherwise.
Burly bar owner Harley Dutch has a bum ankle and two preteen nieces to take care of, and having his best friend, tough-as-nails and sexy-as-sin Piper Dalton, come to his rescue is just the remedy he needs. Piper is her snarky self, and she kind of sucks at caregiving, but she’s owned his heart for years, she’s got a way with the girls, and Harley would sure like to have his way with her…
As things heat up between Piper and Harley, she warns him not to fall in love with her because she’ll only break his heart. Harley is the right man for that challenge—until he makes the biggest mistake of his life, and they begin to wonder if true love really can conquer all.
I really love when a book’s title is just so perfect. While I was reading this story I just kept thinking about how Melissa Foster nailed it with the title, it’s so Harley and Piper. The cover, on the other hand, is not so Harley to me. Great looking guy, great cover…not Harley.
Piper has been someone who has equal parts endeared herself to me and annoyed me through the Sugar Lakes series, where the majority of her siblings got their HEAs, and this series, where the rest of her siblings and close friends got their HEAs. Of course, through them all the reader sees and feels that connection she has with Harley. It was great to finally get to the inner workings of Pipers brain and see what made her so tough on the outside.
I swear, Harley has got to be one of the most patient men in the world. Especially when it comes to Piper. (Not so much when it comes to his brother, which I’m sure will be a whole other story someday.) His nieces love him to pieces, with good reason. And he is adored by his mom and sister, and just about everyone else in town. While Piper knows Harley is an amazing guy (he is her best friend, after all), she’s somehow blind to how much he means to her. She’s so used to having walls up with EVERY man, that she doesn’t even notice that she keeps those walls firmly in place even with her best friend. Once it finally registers and she sees what she’s been doing, she doesn’t stand a chance against his flirtatious and fun charms.
As much as I enjoyed this story, I enjoyed the peek at the Dark Knights. I’m really hoping that means what I think it means and we’ll be getting a lot more of those yummy men and their headstrong women, even once the Whiskey’s all get their HEA.