THAT DAMNED MAN IS BACK.
This is not good. She isn't ready for her late husband's best friend now.
Widowed Rhea Masterson is finally finding her footing again after losing her husband so suddenly three years ago.
Life is good—her sons have all married and are making her the grandchildren she adores.
She is happy now. Until he came back home, anyway.
Retired general-turned-diplomat Gerald Talley is moving his overly rigid hiney in right next door. The man is militant, bossy, arrogant, clueless and just a real pain in the neck. Seeing him brings the memories of the only man she would ever love. Gerald and her husband had been almost inseparable for decades.
And it hurts to remember…
HE IS USED TO MAKING THINGS HAPPEN.
He fixes things that are broken. That isn't happening now.
He's failing with his daughters—where it matters most.
His daughter had suffered a horrible trauma two months earlier—but Marin needs more help than Gerald is equipped to give.
Gerald is not about to fail his daughter ever again. No matter what it takes.
THERE IS ONLY ONE WOMAN HE CAN TURN TO.
Rhea. As maddening as she's always been, he needs her. So much.
Rhea's the one person who can reach his daughter in her time of greatest need, and neither Gerald nor Rhea are ready to let Marin keep breaking the way she is. They have to team up to help Marin somehow, before Marin slips further away.
But along the way, they realize one truth:
Maybe… life isn't over when you lose the one you love.
Maybe you can fall in love again—with the friend you've never realized you've had right next to you all along.