Delight in this charming small-town romance where two people learn that sometimes love is better the second time around.
Mia Gibbs spent her marriage putting her husband's needs before her own. And now, after a painful divorce, she's building a new life for herself and her two daughters back home at Firefly Lake. The last thing she needs is a man to complicate things. But former bad boy turned friend Nick McGuire-and the one kiss they've shared-has turned everything upside down . . .
Attorney Nick McGuire wasn't meant to be a family man. His career has always been his focus and after taking time out to help his mother, he's ready to get back to the city . . . until Mia and her daughters arrive at Firefly Lake. Mia is beautiful and intriguing, and it doesn't take long to realize being "just friends" will never be enough. As the summer nights turn colder, Nick will have to choose between the life he's always wanted . . . and the woman he can't live without.
Gilroy's sweet-natured second small-town contemporary (after The Cottage on Firefly Lake) has charm to spare. Mia Gibbs is recovering from a painful divorce when she returns to Firefly Lake, Vt., where she spent childhood summers. She's happy to share the beautiful spot with her daughters, Emma and Naomi. Lawyer Nick McGuire, the town's bad boy made good, is recovering from his own divorce which was partly spurred on by his inability to father children. After Nick hires Mia to help his mother pack up her house, sparks begin to fly. The two try hard to ignore the potent chemistry simmering between them, but soon that plan is cast by the wayside. Then Mia's overbearing, unfaithful ex-husband shows up, threatening to fight for sole custody if Mia doesn't take him back. The delightful supporting cast particularly feisty young Kylie, who's staying at a camp for foster kids while she's between homes and expertly plotted story add depth and richness to this tale, leaving readers eager for another visit to Firefly Lake.
4.5 Emotive Stars