Known for its rugged beauty and eccentric residents, tiny Blue Moon Harbor is big on love . . .
For busy lawyer Eden Blaine, a trip to a Pacific Northwest island she’s never even heard of is far from a vacation. Eden’s ailing mother has tasked her with finding her long-lost aunt, who once had ties to a commune on the island. Still reeling from a breakup with her longtime boyfriend, romance is the last thing Eden is looking for. But her gorgeous seaplane pilot has her wondering if a carefree rebound fling is exactly what she needs. . .
Aaron Gabriel has no illusions about happily ever after. His troubled childhood made sure of that. But he does appreciate a pretty woman’s company, and Eden is the exact combination of smart and sexy that turns him on. Still, as he helps her search for her missing aunt, the casual relationship he imagined quickly becomes something much more passionate—and much harder to give up. Can two people determined to ignore romance recognize that their heated connection is the kind of love destined to last?
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
“A slow, sexy build to a pretty great happy ending…The perfect scorching summer read.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Canadian author Fox (the Caribou Crossing series) launches a contemporary series with this thoughtful and sometimes ponderous novel set on picturesque Destiny Island, B.C. The overly earnest heroine, lawyer Eden Blaine, takes leave from her busy job in Ottawa to look for her long-lost aunt, who left home at 17 and headed for a commune on the isolated island. Aaron Gabriel, the handsome pilot of Blue Moon Air, likes his relationships as brief as his tourism flights. Eden recently broke up with her shallow boyfriend (who was dismissive about her mother's cancer diagnosis) and is ready for a distraction; she and Aaron are very different, and she talks about herself so much that he clams up about his personal concerns, but they turn out to be compatible in and out of bed. After Eden returns home, Aaron locates her aunt and realizes he misses Eden more than he expected. The last third of the book deals with Eden and Aaron's mutual realization that they want more than a fling, and their deep discussions of how and where they can plan a future together. Fox's inclusion of serious issues such as cancer, cults, and abusive relationships is well-intentioned but heavyhanded and doesn't always mesh with the escapist elements of the story, but readers will relate to the difficulties of the long-distance relationship and Eden's family troubles.