Southern gal, Germaine Landry wants to become a writer in the big city of Washington, DC. She meets a privileged heartthrob, Angelo Pearson, who is used to having anything, and every girl he wants. A loner by nature, Germaine is not easily impressed with Angelo’s bravado, but he eventually charms his way into her heart. This pair of opposites develops a friendship that catches fire. Their love is seemingly shatterproof until a malicious scheme leads them down a dark path that could end tragically.
Twenty years later, thoughts of yesterday still haunt Germaine until an unexpected encounter leads her to the pearls of truth. Germaine just may have a second chance at love or finally free herself from the memories of a long time ago.
This is a truly beautiful love story between a shy girl and one of the ‘bad boys’ at school. Angelo is a young man torn between some bad influence and what he know is right in his fundamentally good heart. When he meets Germaine he didn’t expect to fall for her and initially his intentions aren’t all good. His brotherhood has some grievance with Germaine and that causes more conflicts. But love does often find obscure ways.
The theme of unlikely love is one that rarely fails and Haskins does a wonderful job at creating an intimacy between the young lovers that takes the reader along. Character depth and strong emotions carry the story forward until the beautiful epilogue tells you all you need to know.
Absolutely lovely and inspiring and a wonderful read for fans of romance and a good story.