A retiring soldier with no family of his own, Sergeant Joe Carter reluctantly agrees to spend the holidays in picturesque Silver Pines to transition to life after the Army. He’s a drifter now and has no business getting involved with his buddy’s family—especially with the sweet little sister who pretends she’s frumpy to ward off attention from men. He should let her be, but something about her loneliness reaches out to his.
The only introvert in a large family of extroverts, Lisa Rhodes finds her peace by fading into the background as much as possible. She lives a quiet life, wearing her shapeless clothes and boring hair like armor to atone for a past she’s not proud of. But there’s one problem this Christmas—her brother’s guest keeps seeing her. She’s never had trouble escaping a man’s notice —especially one who could have any woman he wants. But the harder she tries to hide, the more determined he is to seek.
When It’s Love is the third book in the Silver Pine Series, but may be read out of order.