Grieving Navy SEAL widower, John Decker, commemorating the two-year anniversary of the day he lived and his wife died, is dragged back into life by a riptide and a blonde he can't get out of his thoughts. Plagued with survivor's guilt, he's reluctant to enter a new relationship, until he meets a feisty bartender with attitude and curves to go with it.
Roxi Lanier was the typical young teen in the city, happy, full of life and bulletproof, until she became the victim of a violent crime. Her mother moved her to Wellfleet on Cape Cod, away from the scene of her misfortune to start over. Fourteen years later, she's still afraid to date and be intimate with a man, the scars of her past overriding the happiness she craves. Though she's an independent owner of a thriving beach bar, she has yet to find success in love. Tides change when she witnesses a suicidal widower diving headfirst into a riptide.
Decker and Roxi struggle to stay afloat through the wreckage of their pasts and the storms of the present to sail into a future together.
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Finding Love Again
This is a short, fast paced love story of two people overcoming tragic pasts to find love. John Decker wishes he had died two years ago in a crash that killed his wife. As a retired Navy Seal, he's had offers to join The Brotherhood Protection. Not ready to commit to a job or anything, he relocates to Wellfleet on Cape Cod where he spends much of his days on his porch staring out at the ocean.
Roxi Lanier has spent her life, since age 13, not truly living. As the owner of a bar on Wellfleet, she often sees Decker having a drink or eating. After diving into the ocean to "rescue" what she thinks is a despondent Decker, she decides to start living her life.
Although I enjoyed this novella, I was expecting a little more suspense, drama. It was easily relatable and dealt with heavy topics. I did expect Roxi to be a little more nervous, scared when it came to intimacy, but loved her take charge attitude. This is a love story of two damaged souls learning to live life fully and love again. This novella also opened up the possibility of the Brotherhood Protection expanding to the East coast with Decker heading up an office there. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.