Can she heal from a tragedy too great to bear?
When Michelle Lancaster flees her hometown of Spirit, Louisiana to spend time at a beach retreat in Driftwood Bay, Florida, she only wants to run from the tremendous pain of a tragedy that caused her perfect life to shatter into pieces.
But on the day when the memories become too much, a man steps into her path on the beach and causes her beloved horse Coco to almost throw her. Not to mention this is the one man Michelle has tried to avoid. But laid-back boat captain and artist Brodie Stevens has his eye on Michelle and soon, he is pursuing her with a strong-willed determination. He too is haunted, but believes that together they can heal each other. Now the driftwood cowboy must convince Michelle it’s possible to hope… and to love again.
Two lost and broken souls connecting, learning to trust each other, growing together, finding balance, and love, within each other.
The sorrow, sadness, and despair are palpable in Michelle, my heart just went out to her. Brodie seemed like an easy going beach bum, but there was so more into him, and I loved the revelations he was having about himself, Michelle, and about their possible future, right there on the beach when they meet for the first time.
There's so much story fit into this novella. It is an emotional journey, it is raw and real, and it touched my heart, and has stayed with me since I finished it. The growth and healing of the characters as time passes on, and their feelings for each other deepen, is beautiful. It is a 'clean' story, and while the attraction and passion is obvious, I am glad that with all the other issues the characters had to face, the author didn't just add pages with long love scenes, it wouldn't have really fit into this story, anyway.
Beautiful story about life, loss, and love
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me