> Skip to content

A scintillating romantic comedy, set on the beautiful Queensland coast, from the author of the bestselling The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots and The Girl in the Hard Hat. The perfect summer read!

A scintillating romantic comedy, set on the beautiful Queensland coast, from the author of the bestselling The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots and The Girl in the Hard Hat. The perfect summer read!

‘We can’t choose who we fall in love with. It could be our best friend ... or our worst enemy.’

Emily Woods counts cracks for a living. Concrete cracks. So when her long-term boyfriend dumps her, she decides it’s time for a change of scenery. Her best friend, Will, suggests joining his construction team in Queensland. Working next door to the Great Barrier Reef seems like just the sort of adventure she needs to reboot her life . . . until she realises that Will is not the person she thought he was.

Charlotte Templeton is frustrated with the lack of respect FIFO workers have for her seaside resort. But picking a fight with their tyrannical project manager, Mark Crawford, seems to lead to more complications than resolutions. The man is too pompous, too rude, and too damned good looking.

As both women strive to protect their dreams and achieve their goals, they discover that secrets will come out, loyalty often hurts, and sometimes the perfect man is the wrong one.

Reviews

A real page-turner… Be careful though – this book is addictive and you may lose a day or two of your life.

West Australian

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857986214

    January 2, 2015

    Bantam Australia

    400 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Trade Paperback

    9781742757377

    January 2, 2014

    Bantam Australia

    400 pages

    RRP $32.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742757384

    January 1, 2014

    RHA eBooks Adult

    352 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Loretta Hill

The Secret Vineyard
The Grass is Greener
The Maxwell Sisters
All My Love
Operation: Valentine
One Little White Lie
The Girl in the Hard Hat
Loretta Hill Sampler
The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Best Laid Plans
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Fool Me Once
Private Delhi
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girls
The Mistress
The Bone Collection
Cold Blood
Fifty Shades Darker
Colombiano
The Trip of a Lifetime