From the "heartfelt and delightful" (New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne) author of the Christmas, Colorado and the Harmony Harbor series comes a second chance for a couple once torn apart by secrets -- but irrevocably tied together by their love.
Hidden in Graystone Manor is a book containing all the dark secrets of Harmony Harbor, and Ava DiRossi is determined to find it. No one-especially not her ex-husband, Griffin Gallagher-can ever discover what really tore her life apart all those years ago. With Griffin back in town, it's more important than ever that she find the book before someone else does. Because her ex is still angry with her for leaving him. And he still has no idea Ava never stopped loving him... Ava is no longer the vibrant, happy woman Griffin had once loved and married, and he would do anything to bring back the sparkle to her brilliant green eyes. But what's never changed are the sexy sparks of attraction between Ava and Griffin, and he won't give her up again without a fight. He knows there's the real possibility of a future together... if the truth doesn't burn the bridge between them forever.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Sweet second chance romance
I'm a sucker for a good second chance love story and have been waiting for Griffin and Ava's since I met them in The Christmas Cottage. All I knew at the time was that they had been divorced for more than 10 years and while she still loved him, he had moved on, remarried and divorced, but was still friends with his second wife. Ava is keeping a big secret about why she divorced Griffin, and it is all the secret journal his great grandmother Colleen kept. The problem is no one knows where that journal, and Ava is determined to find it before someone else discovers it and learns its secrets. That is how the books opens and sets the stage for the their second chance at the life and love they once shared. Ava and Griffin’s journey is not easy, events from both the past and present combine to break them apart once more. There was a twist I was not expecting, but it worked out really well. I loved this book from beginning to end, can’t wait for the next one!
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
This is book #2, in the Harmony Harbor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading series in order.
Griffin & Ava have a past as husband and wife. There is much pain and reminders are everywhere when he returns. How can he not want the love of his life back?
Ava knows how she feels for Griffin. She also knows there are too many factors keeping them apart. Can they meet in the middle and conquer the obstacles?
I do not do spoilers. I will say that this story has so much to it - you will want to read it all at once, as I did. These characters are so easy to root for, and very much should be together. I cannot wait to read the next book in the Harmony Harbor series!
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review, by Netgalley and its publishers.
Ava doesn't believe in happily-ever-after any longer. She had that once and although it didn't end up as she'd thought it would she hasn't ever stopped loving Griffin, that wasn't why she had asked him for a divorce all those years ago. The reason is written down in Colleen's Book of Memoirs that no one can seem to find. Ava is trying to find the book of secrets before anyone else does. The Widow's Club named Colleen's book~ The Secret Keeper of Harmony Harbor, it has everyone's secrets written in it. If the book were to land in the wrong hands it could devastate or ruin many people. Ava also wants to save and restore Graystone Major from being sold to a developer who wants to tear it down to make room for new condos. All 10 of Colleen's great grandchildren need to decide to sell the place or become what's now called "Team Graystone" to save it.
Griffin has come back to Graystone Manor to help them prepare for the bridal show they have coming up, his second exwife thinks he's still in love with Ava his first which he denies... Until he can't anymore and had to admit she's right. However what is he going to do, walk away or fight to have the happily ever after they both deserve?! You'll have to read yet another awesome story about Graystone Manor, Debbie has done an awesome job with this series and i cannot wait for more!!! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours through NetGalley for an honest blog tour review.