This bad boy is set on claiming her innocence. Is the attraction skin deep, or is he willing to give her his heart?

Bad boy, friends to lovers, small town, blue collar, virgin romance

Luca Martin

Penelope thinks we’re friends, but she’s always been more than that to me. She’s a princess, a goddess, a gentle soul with a shy streak that does wicked things to my self-control.

When her cheeks flush rosy pink, I want to peel back her layers and explore everything she’s hiding behind her bashful lashes. But I don’t deserve her. She’s innocent, and I’m rough around the edges. 

When she shows up at a party with seductive red lips and a short little skirt, the desire to possess and protect her overwhelms me.

Tonight, Penelope’s mine. Once I’ve had her, I’m not willing to let her go.

Penelope Wilde

My life can be summed up in one word. Boring.

I’m plain Jane vanilla in a dating pool of sophisticated, vivacious women. 

My failed attempts at flirtation begin with sweaty palms and end with my cheeks burning hot. Especially where Luca Martin’s concerned. He only sees me as a friend, but he’s the only man for me. I’m a wallflower, and he’s out of my league with his rugged good looks, charming personality, and heart-stopping dark eyes.

It’ll take a makeover miracle to turn his head, but I’m willing to risk everything for one show-stopping night with the man of my dreams.

Is it worth losing my heart if I have to change who I am to get his attention?


If you love bad boys with hearts of gold, then you’ll love Luca. He’s ready to sweep Penelope off her feet and prove his love goes beyond skin deep. 

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Penelope is a longstanding character woven throughout all four books in the Kindlewood Coffee Klatch series. We get a glimpse of her sweet innocence and the friends who influence her saucy nature. Luca and Penelope first meet at Ribbons & Bows from Special Delivery. River Wilde is Penelope's uncle and one of Luca's bosses at Home Wreckers Construction. We get a sneak peek at the Harrison & Sons crew in Labor of Love. They join the Home Wreckers crew to finish the urban development quickly. Truck & Dolly from Holiday Moves and  Arcs and Angles from Parker, Ginger, and Jonas are some of the related businesses working in the Home Wreckers Construction universe. Catch up on the town of Cranberry Corner, where the Home Wreckers are currently working.

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