It may be a dot in the Pacific Northwest, but tiny Blue Moon Harbor always has room for love . . .
Miranda Gabriel has finally hit rock-bottom. As a high-school drop-out, she fled Blue Moon Harbor and her shattered family life, and chased after love in all the wrong places. But now, as a single mom, her priority is her two-year-old daughter. Her only choice is to swallow her pride and return to the island she’s always hated. At least between working and studying, she’ll be too busy for romance—especially when the prospect is a nice guy, exactly the kind she knows she doesn’t deserve . . .
The island veterinarian, Luke Chandler is a widower raising four-year-old twin boys. In high school, he found bad girl Miranda fascinating—and though life has changed them both, he’s still intrigued. Luke has known true love, and something about Miranda makes him long to experience it again. Yet he’s wary of opening himself, and his boys, to hurt. But his heart may not give him a choice. And together, maybe he and Miranda can give each other the courage to believe in themselves, and to embrace a promising new future . . .
Praise for Susan Fox’s Caribou Crossing series
“The perfect sweep-you-away story—smart, sexy, funny and touching. Susan Fox delivers an unforgettable read.” --Susan Wiggs on Home on the Range
“One hot romance to remember.” --Publishers Weekly on Ring of Fire
“Fox’s honest storytelling is filled with sweet and raw moments that engage readers from the very first page.” –RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Ring of Fire
In the cozy second Blue Moon Harbor contemporary (after Fly Away with Me), Fox primarily showcases the setting, a lovely but remote island off the coast of British Columbia where everyone knows your name. Miranda Gabriel (the younger half-sister of previous protagonist Aaron) is a single mother who's always been unlucky in love. Now, forced to ask her brother for support, she has returned to Destiny Island to make a home with her child and wallow in her low self-esteem. Luke Chandler is the island vet, a handsome young widower with four-year-old twins and a long-ago crush on former goth girl Miranda. Luke encounters Miranda when she starts working at a toy store, and there's an immediate zing of attraction, but Miranda is reluctant to date while trying to take control of her life and can't believe someone as great as Luke could love her. As the romance builds, Miranda uncovers more details about the mysterious commune that was once a Destiny Island scandal, which will clearly be a throughline for the series. Readers will appreciate this pleasant second-chance story.