A novel of letting go and starting over from the internationally bestselling author.“I love this story. This is truly the breakout book for Davis Bunn.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
When Connor Larkin boards a late-night bus in downtown L.A., he’s not sure where he’s going or what he’s looking for. Putting his acting career—and his fiancée—on hold, he’s searching for a part of himself he lost on the road to success. Now, with his wedding day approaching, Connor finds himself stepping into the sleepy seaside town of Miramar Bay—where one remarkable woman inspires him to rethink all of his choices . . .
Unlike the pretentious starlets back in Hollywood, Sylvie Cassick has had to work hard for everything she has. When Connor hears familiar music drifting out of her restaurant, he can’t escape a feeling of finally coming home. Sylvie isn’t sure what to think when this impossibly handsome stranger applies for a waiter’s job. Yet once he serenades her customers—and slowly works his way into her heart—she realizes there’s more to him than he’s letting on. But as the world outside Miramar begins to threaten their fragile bond, Connor will have to risk losing everything to gain the life he longs for—and become the man Sylvie deserves.
“A true delight. Davis Bunn has penned a classic . . . not to be missed.”—Rachel Hauck, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“A deeply satisfying read and a beautifully crafted portrait of small-town life.”—Booklist
“Bunn has excelled in creating a deeply emotional read that will resonate with readers.”—Publishers Weekly
Bunn lures readers to the idyllic locale of Miramar Bay, a quiet town along California's coast. Handsome actor Connor Larkin has grown tired of the Hollywood lifestyle and quietly slips out of Los Angeles on a Greyhound bus to Miramar Bay, a place that brings back fond memories for him. After arriving, he finds Castaways, a restaurant that reminds him of his youth. Connor meets the owner, Sylvie Cassick, a beautiful woman who seems to be haunted by her own demons. In a spur-of-the-moment decision, he asks her for a job and feels fortunate that she doesn't recognize him. Neither is she aware of his highly publicized upcoming wedding to Kali Lyndon a wedding that he plans not to attend. When Connor develops feelings not only for Sylvie but for the town and its engaging residents, he knows that he needs to confess his true identity. Bunn has excelled in creating a deeply emotional read that will resonate with readers.