by Farrah Rochon
We first met home restorer Phylicia Phillips and architect Jamal Johnson in the book A Forever Kind of Love. It was clear then that even though the two didn’t care for each other, they were perfect for each other.
Jamal has left his family construction business to start his own architectural firm, but is doing house renovations in the interim. He runs up against a deadline during his current project and realizes that he will need help in order to get the bed & breakfast ready in time for the holidays. Phylicia is the best restorer in the area, but doesn’t always approve of the “green” methods that Jamal uses while refurbishing homes. She needs the money, though, and has a personal history tied to the house, so she reluctantly agrees to help him.
Working together isn’t easy, not only because of their differing design ideas, but also the sparks that fly between them. It’s like HGTV with romance involved!