A fire killed his best friend and his lifelong dream of being a firefighter. The same fire killed her husband and hopes for a family. Can new dreams replace old?
Lucas Vermontez was a proud firefighter like his father. Now, not only has he lost his father and his best friend, Zach, in the fire at the Grove Street homeless shelter, but the devoted rookie can no longer do the work he loves after being crippled in the tragic event. When friendship with his buddy’s beautiful widow turns into more, he wonders, what could he possibly offer Jenna? Jenna Morgan is trying to grieve her husband’s death like a proper widow, but the truth is, she never really loved Zach. His death feels more like a relief to her. But that relief is short-lived when she loses her home and the financial support of her in-laws. Now the secrets of her past threaten to destroy her future.
Can the two forget the painful past and discover new reasons to live and love?
This book was a little too slow moving for me. I definitely put it down quite a number of times. To me, that is a sure sign that I am not getting caught up in the characters or the plot.
The story has a lot of potential. However, I think one of the things that caused me to not connect with the characters as much was that the first half of the book both Jenna and Lucas were doing the whole “oh woe is me! you have to pity me!” act. I just really don’t connect with that at all.
Don’t get me wrong. The book was not a total waste. It had some really great moments in it. It just wasn’t my style of writing.
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