Meet Daniel, the fourth of five unforgettable characters in the Emerald Springs Legacy.
Life in the small town of Emerald Springs, Washington, is anything but slow and peaceful. An old feud between former business partners Whitman and Sanders keeps competition on a high burner, fueling resentment, renewing rivalries . . . and love. Now someone is trying to bring down Emerald Tea Farm, and it’s up to both families to protect their future while still wrangling over the past.
Daniel Whitman has a plan to turn the family resort into an exclusive eco-friendly resort, but his family thinks the timing is wrong. Undaunted, he heads off to Australia to investigate an award-winning spa. He’s immediately attracted to marketing manager Rochelle Harris but pushes it aside to concentrate on business.
After growing up with a mother who frittered away every penny her father earned, Rochelle’s only goal is to become financially secure without relying on anyone. Her innovative ideas put her resort at the top of its field, and she doesn’t need a sexy, attractive American distracting her from her plans.
The more time they spend together, the more the attraction grows. Then a disaster back home has consequences even Daniel’s not prepared for. Rochelle is left to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams. Can either of them start their lives over, or will circumstances beyond their control force them both to take a risk and trust again?
This is the fourth book in the series and this is Daniel's book . He is the brother to Chad and Adam. He is running the resort and wants to turn the resort into a eco friendly place . Against the wishes of the family. They don't think it is a very wise idea at the present time. So he takes matters into his own hands and heads off to Australia. He is checking out an award winning spa. Where is drawn to Rochelle Harris the marketing manager. He is instantly attracted to Rochelle, but like a hard nosed business man , he pushes those feelings aside. To concentrate on getting the resort upgrades .
Rochelle Harris is a hard working marketing exec, that is hiding a secret. She has a single goal of becoming financially secure , all by herself. She is a strong woman that after a life time of mother frittering away all the money. Is standing on her own and making a name for herself. So when Daniel walks into her life she is instantly attracted to him. But she doesn't need the good looking American distracting her from her plan.
But as they spend time together , it is getting harder to deny those feelings. Daniel is starts to fall . But then there is a disaster back home, Daniel tries to persuade Rochelle to come with him. But, she never thought of leaving Australia , even for a man. It was not in the master plan. So she is left to pick up the pieces of a broken heart. They are miserable apart , but will they be open enough to realize that they belong together
I really enjoyed this book . I love all the characters , Daniel really got to me . I was crying and sniffling . There were tears of anguish and tears of joy. Daniel really got to me . He is the middle child and was kind a feeling left out . Adam was taking over the tea company, and engaged . Chad was in love and doing really well at the restaurant. Even his father had found love again. So you really felt for him. He was all business. Rochelle was a great match for him. They both wanted the best and got it. You knew they should be together and you kind a wanted to slap both of them at one point. Screaming at the kindle screen. You are both idiots you belong together . Go to him , get him.
The author puts us through a lot of emotions in this book . But the message of the book is that when love comes into your life , it might be time to bend the rules . Let yourself be open to love. Sometimes it just sneaks up on you.
I would recommend this book for a great summer read at the lake , or by the pool. Check out the whole series , you won't be disappointed . They are a short fun read . The men of Emerald Springs are hot and worth reading about. You will fall in love with everyone of them . I promise