This heartwarming novel set in the idyllic small-town of Firefly Lake explores the sisterly friendship between a group of women and a second chance at love—perfect for fans of Jill Shalvis and Jenny Hale.
Natasha Baldwin loves her life. As top realtor in her hometown of Firefly Lake, she has a good job and even better friends. Really, Tasha has only two regrets: never pursuing her dream career…and how things ended with Antonio Hayes years ago. So when an opportunity arises to show off her passion for interior design, Tasha’s excited—and a little nervous. But with the support of her girlfriends at their biweekly supper club, she’s eager to dive in…until she discovers that Antonio is her new project partner.
Teaming up with her ex is less than ideal, but with all eyes in town on her new project, Tasha knows now is not the time to let her messy past with Antonio impact her future. Yet working with Antonio immediately sparks bittersweet memories…and the same undeniable, irresistible chemistry even after all their years apart. Then, just as Natasha realizes that the life and love she’s waited for are within reach, her big break comes around, and she must decide what she truly wants…
With this enticing contemporary, Lister returns to Firefly Lake, Calif., (after A Table for Two) to reunite high school sweethearts. Leaving behind a successful career as an investment manager in New York City, Antonio Hayes comes back to Firefly Lake to help out his family and ends up taking over his godfather's construction business. It's a move that puts him in close proximity with Natasha Baldwin, the woman who broke his heart when she dumped him via a letter during college. Natasha is the realtor for a new condominium project where Antonio is heading up construction, forcing them to clear the air about their past so they can work together. Soon, however, old feelings resurface. As they embark on a new relationship, Antonio warms to Natasha's foodie friends and the pair try to dodge the small-town gossips. But rekindling their romance grows complicated when Antonio's ex-wife arrives in Firefly Lake and Natasha is offered a dream job in Los Angeles. Throughout, Lister highlights the charm of community and the power of food to bring people together, and complements the proceedings with delicious descriptions of meals. Equally sweet and sensual, this is a treat.