The widow, the mistress, and the girlfriend of the dead guy make a pact to save each other from the wrong guy. Claire (the widow) has mourned for a year and is now going to remake the brownstone she shared with her husband. Realizing she has been looking at the same bland design that the house is currently in, she decides it is time to radically change the house and add color to it. Enter contractor Scott who wants a change from his usual big office/complex work. They fight. They get to know one another. They do not want to be attracted to each other. It does not work that way.
I liked this story. It can be read as a standalone but I want to read the first book in the series before the last book comes out. It is fun. Claire does not want the spotlight but she wants people to look at her, see her. In Scott she finds that person but she wants to try her wings. Scott agrees to help and he is not much of a wingman. But Claire is a smart woman. I liked her. I liked her strength and vulnerability. I rooted for Claire. I wanted her to get what she wanted and not what someone else wanted her to have. I loved the scene at the beach when they finally empty the one room. A classic!
I look forward to the next book.