Former Navy SEAL turned marine rescue firefighter Brad Silverman is tasked with his toughest mission yet: taking care of his best friend's wife.
The only problem is that Scarlett Harrison has always been the one-the one who got away, the one who held his heart, and the one who has always been off limits...
Now widowed Scarlett returns to her childhood home in St. Louis, determined to get her life back on track. She misses her husband but can't fight the attraction she feels for sexy fireman Brad.
As she spends more time with him, the connection they have had since high school grows stronger. Are they finally ready to overcome their pasts and lose their hearts to each other?
This is a super sweet second chance romance, that made me shed a tear, cause at times the pain of loss is so deep and raw.
And yes, the sorrow and heartache hang heavy over the story. Scarlett is ready to move on, ready to start a new life, life for herself a bit more, and not just survive from day to day. She made the decision, she moved to St Louis, maybe that will help with the fresh start, maybe she can find her place again in her old hometown.
Brad is carrying his own burden, the survivor's guilt is weighing him down. But as Scarlett with her daughter settle in his house, the old attraction from high school days is suddenly stronger than ever.
It really is a sweet tale, I liked that the conflict and drama between them was kept to the minimum, since there was already the angst of losing Todd.
I am a sucker for a navy SEAL, if you follow the blog and my reviews, you might have caught up on that.
So the story is adorable with a little girl and her kitten, charming and delightful with a love that grows naturally and seems so right, with couple hot scenes where it's demonstrated. A great read for a late summer evening
~ Four 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