After a motorcycle accident and subsequent alcohol abuse, Jeremy Engel has managed to claw his way back from the dark depths of personal hell. He’s now a successful comic book author and working on his second book, and when the woman he met while on a rare getaway—the one he hasn’t been able to forget—opens a shop in his neck of the woods, he thinks he’s even learned to trust and hope again.
Elizabeth Desmond may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she’s determined to make a success of her shop in the Adirondack tourist town of Lake Placid. And just when she thinks it can’t get any better, the mysterious stranger she kissed on a moonlit resort beach walks back into her life.
But when Jeremy’s old demons return, it’s up to Elizabeth to show him they’re not so different after all…
This. Story. Wow, it will break your heart a little, but after all the turmoil, it will put it back together again, and make you believe in a little better tomorrow.
The chemistry Elizabeth and Jeremy have, is off the charts. It is like a fairy tale, the sizzle between them palpable and obvious for all to see. They are so perfect together, they make each other to believe there's a new hope and future for them, too.
But they have obstacles, some serious obstacles. They see and recognize in each other's eyes the broken soul. She is struggling with an eating disorder, he is recovering alcoholic, but that is not all they have to face and overcome. There's the secrets, his career, and her family's past that is entwined into his family's past, there's his broken heart from a past relationship, and how it will effect in their relationship and future. Their feelings for each other are so real, raw, and fragile. Every step they take forward, they have another wall they have to climb over. Is love enough, or are there too many obstacles, too much drama, and tragedy, can they survive?
Summer in New York series has left me breathless with the first two installments. The stories are raw, make you think, and touch your heart with the serious issues that have been brought up in the mix of the beautiful love stories. I can't wait to read the next one...
~ 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