A lakeside summer, a new beginning…
Samantha Fremont has been struggling with the weight of her mother’s expectations for years. But now that her mother has passed away, it’s time for Sam to be bold and finally establish the fashion design business she’s always dreamed of. And the perfect opportunity has fallen into her lap. Her friend’s getting married and has asked Sam to create her wedding dress…if only she can avoid the bride’s infuriating brother, who’s temporarily the boy next door.
Ian Summerhill knows a sabbatical in Haven Point is exactly what he and his children need to recover from their mother’s death. His romantic relationship with his ex-wife may have ended years ago, but caring for her throughout her illness broke his heart. All he wants is to watch his little sister walk down the aisle and to see his kids smile again. And somehow his lovely new neighbor is instrumental in both. But as their uneasy truce blossoms into a genuine friendship and more, Ian has obligations in England he can’t ignore—and a secret that threatens the fragile trust he and Sam have built.
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The characters held my interest
Summer at Lake Haven was just what I needed. Puppy dogs and interesting characters. Gorgeous guy, Ian, with 2 small children. Pretty young woman , Samantha, who jumps in icy water to save Ians son. Samantha learns they are renting the home next door for the summer. And surprise....Ian is the brother of her friend Gemma. Samantha is actually making Gemmas wedding gown. The wedding is part of the reason Ian is at Lake Haven. Both of them had suffered recent losses. Ians ex-wife has passed and Samanthas mother has passed. She’s feeling like .... well he’s kind of irresistible. Good thing she’s sworn off men for now. Ian is thinking how lovely this next door neighbor is. Ian wants to see his little sister, Gemma, walk down the aisle and hoping this summer will help his children deal with the death of their mother. Did I mention Ian is from England. And this is just for the summer.......or is it? The characters were realistic and held my attention until the end of the book.
Not enough action. Too much description
This book was close to boring and tedious.
I wanted to skip some dialog…but that didn’t solve anything. Definitely not recommend by me!