Twelve friends. Ten-year reunion. One $50,000,000 lottery ticket.
The only reason Dr. Doug Little returned to work in his dying hometown was to keep a promise. Two years and he’s gone. The only things getting him through his first couple months are his ten-year reunion and working with his old high-school crush.
Although Jackie Dunn loves her quiet world, her small-town life gets even harder when her part-time hospital job is in peril. If not for her friends’ encouragement, she’d head to the city for better opportunities for herself.
At the reunion, all the returning graduates chip in for a lottery ticket, but nobody expects to win the fifty-million-dollar jackpot. Doug’s share should be more than enough to buy his freedom, but the town doesn’t want to let their new doctor go. Jackie is the only thing that makes Hopewell bearable; the problem is the more time he spends with her, the more he forgets how much he wants to leave.
When he finally finds a way to escape, Doug realizes he’ll be doing it alone. Jackie doesn’t have much time to show him the life he accidentally created for himself in Hopewell is far better than anything his millions could buy him anywhere else.
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I am a newbie to Elle's writing. I see she is Canadian ... love finding new authors, a Canadian authors is way cool ... I have a very few Canadian authors that are in my favorite list (meaning apparently there are not that many, so i love it when i find them, hope that make sense, u see my hubby & i go to Canada every once in a while and i have found even a few authors i never knew about before i traveled there, that is way cool as well!!) ... awesomesauce! i enjoyed this read, love her writing style, love that book cover, great characters, cool read, it was a quick one for me ... please check Elle out! i look forward to checking out more of her reads soon, i see there are quite a few to check out ... glad i found her! ( ;
There are many "millionaire" romance stories to be found, but to my delight, this book was different. The doctor, Doug Little, for instance, did NOT start out as a millionaire. He was not happy living in his small town, and wanted out. He thought winning the lottery would solve all his problems. He was in for a surprise. Jackie, a technician at the same hospital, thought that her well paying job was going to solve all her problems. She too was in for a surprise. Watching the two of them come together, cautiously, with baby steps was fun to watch. Watching their lives change and evolve was entertaining and kept me reading long after my bedtime. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an interesting, well written and wonderfully entertaining story. I am looking forward to book 2.
This was a clean cute romance. The very small reunion group attending their 10th anniversary did something so many small gatherings do. Instead of dreaming what would happen? It completely changed their lives, & how people thought of them.