Charlotte Gibbs wants nothing more than to put the past behind her, once and for all. But now that she's back at Firefly Lake to sell her mother's cottage, the overwhelming flood of memories reminds her of what she's been missing. Read more...
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Charlotte Gibbs wants nothing more than to put the past behind her, once and for all. But now that she's back at Firefly Lake to sell her mother's cottage, the overwhelming flood of memories reminds her of what she's been missing. Sun-drenched days. Late-night kisses that still shake her to the core. The gentle breeze off the lake, the scent of pine in the air, and the promise of Sean's touch on her skin . . . True, she got her dream job traveling the world. But at what cost?
Sean Carmichael still doesn't know why Charlie disappeared that summer, but after eighteen years, a divorce, and a teenage son he loves more than anything in the world, he's still not over her. All this time and her body still fits against his like a glove. She walked away once when he needed her the most. How can he convince her to stay now?
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-01-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Gilroys debut contemporary is packed with potent emotions. Worldly reporter Charlotte Charlie Gibbs is back in Firefly Lake, Vt., to sell her parents summer home after her mothers death, and to try to heal from a devastating accident incurred in the line of duty. Sean Carmichael has never left Firefly Lake or gotten over his summer fling with Charlie 18 years ago, though she left him for reasons unknown. Now hes a divorced father with a teenage son and is running Carmichaels, the familys long-established boating business. When a large foreign developer tries to buy the Gibbs cottage, Sean knows hell have to fight to preserve his way of life, but he cant fight his feelings for Charlie. In the midst of this all, longtime secrets are revealed, bringing into question whether Charlie and Seans romance will flourish or remain a thing of the past. Gilroys protagonists tug at the heartstrings from the beginning of the story and dont let go. The strong group of supporting characters includes Charlies sister, Mia, and her daughter, Naomi, whose stories are to be later told. Long on charm, this story invites readers to come in and stay a while. Agent: Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary. (Feb.)