After leaving Glebe Point, Maryland over five years ago, Charlene Morrison has returned to the sleepy town she grew up in on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, the one place she hopes she can start over, rebuild her shattered life, and escape the abusive relationship that almost destroyed her.
Surrounded by a loving family, and the refuge of Glebe Point's small town comfort, Charlie opens a gourmet cupcake shop and begins to take charge of her life again. She has a plan, and after her last relationship there's no room in it for a man. But she didn't plan on Cooper Barone, the sexy real estate agent who owns the business next to her shop and makes her question her self-imposed celibacy.
Cooper knew the first time he met Charlene she had baggage--secrets. Despite his attraction to the whiskey-eyed beauty, he thinks getting involved with her would be a mistake. Unfortunately, every time he sees her, he does something stupid--like kiss her--and sampling those honeyed lips only makes him want her more.
As Charlie and Cooper begin to grow close, Charlie believes she's turned a corner and happiness may be within her grasp. But just when everything seems to be working in her favor, the past rears its ugly head and she must dig deep within herself for the strength to confront it head-on, or lose everything she loves most.
About the Author
Patricia Paris lives in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland which provides much of the inspiration for her writing. When not writing, she spends much of her free time exploring the bay, battling the weeds that insist on invading her gardens, or experimenting with a new recipe in her kitchen. She is an unapologetic romantic, and loves to give her readers that happily ever after, every time.
Patricia Paris has once again delivered great characters with strength and resilience readers will be able to easily identify with.
-- The San Francisco Book Review
Return to Glebe Point is one of those books to curl up and read in front of a warm fire or when sitting in the sunshine on vacation. There is immediate sympathy for Charlie as she tries to put her life together, coupled with the excitement in her meetings with Cooper. Most of the story development moves along at a comfortable pace, making it a relaxing and enjoyable read - although there are times when it could have moved a little quicker. The main characters are opposites of one another. Charlie is trying to rebuild her life and comes across as somewhat shy; however, Cooper is the typical alpha male, brash and strong. It makes for a very good story. The dialogue between the two is fun and flirty, however Cooper is serious when he needs to be.