Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.
Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.
There couldn't be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out or their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave...
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This book is about tragedy, bitterness, uncertainty, but also great love. There are great characters and you will enjoy the story!
I loved this sweet, endearing small town story with its wonderful cast of colorful characters. It is a heartwarming and emotional tale with masterful storytelling and the two main characters stole my heart with their vulnerability and passion.
Mia DeAngelis has just started her new position as a college librarian at Jennings college. When she accepts the job, she and her ten year old nephew move from the big city to small town Compass Cove. Mia is her nephew’s guardian and she is trying to find a better quality of life for both of them.
Adam Miller is the college football coach at Jennings. Adam was a professional football player but he lost everything with his wild behavior and bad decisions. He is now trying to get his life back on track and make amends for his past selfishness.
Adam and Mia are immediately drawn to each other but they have to constantly fight their insecurities. I love the interactions and dialogue between Adam and Mia. There is so much chemistry sparking between them as they maneuver the dating world with the whole town watching. Adam worries he will mess everything up and hurt Mia. He has never had a relationship or cared about a woman before meeting Mia. Mia hasn't dated much and isn't sure what Adam could possible see in her. Mia doesn't realize she makes Adam a better person and she has so many wonderful qualities. She is sweet, innocent and nerdy and at twenty nine, has been responsible for her nephew for years. Adam is a rugged, macho guy, but he is out of his element with love, relationships and his feelings towards Mia. I fell in love with Adam myself and found him charming, fun and protective.
I was given an advanced copy of this book to write an honest review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books.
Then Cam You
Very good writer. I couldn’t put the book down. It hit all the senses, laughed out loud and cried! Great!