Irresistible Enemy by Mary Costello
Cassie, the adorable heroine, sells beautiful Polish pottery and runs a wildlife sanctuary, but she finds life a struggle because she lacks money. She also has trouble getting over being jilted at the altar. However, she becomes attracted to a handsome and rather swish man after a chance meeting. She is horrified to learn that Hart Huntingdon is in charge of a new development that will make her pleasant country village into a suburban corridor of Melbourne. How can she overcome her fascination with this man who is out to ruin her way of life?
The characters are well-rounded in this book and the love story is surprisingly moving. I thought that Hart was a silly name for a hero, but I think that the author had her reasons for it. I was sorry to finish Irresistible Enemy.