Boston born and bred, Kathleen O’Connor knows all about toughness. Thanks to her pop, she can bend scrap metal. Thanks to her seven older brothers, she’s not scared to fight for what she wants. And thanks to her exes, she’s wise to the illusion of happily ever after. Toughness comes easy to Kathleen, and so does bending tough materials into art.
Now a rising metal sculptor, Kathleen is headed to the picturesque Irish countryside to make her biggest installation yet. Knowing the town’s history, she expects a challenge at the art center. A guy even tougher than the boys back home and more unbendable than tungsten? She never saw that one coming.
Declan McGrath may be the small town butcher who sneaks extra bacon to the townfolk in need and a man who’ll drop anything for a friend in need. But make no mistake, he’s all edges and sharpness. A past heartbreak has walled him off from what he once thought he wanted. Until he meets Kathleen.
Kathleen has always known how to coax a masterpiece from hardness, and once she knows Declan’s heart, she can’t turn away. Hiding behind the surly butcher, there’s the most unexpected of Prince Charmings. Only, if her walls were fortified, his are absolutely impenetrable.
But she’s not scared of a fight, and Declan is a man to fight for. And with the help of a matchmaking ghost and the wonderful village of Caisleán, the luck of the Irish may be on her side.