JANE'S GIFT (Lone Pine Lake #1)

JANE'S GIFT                                                      KAREN ERICKSON

Lone Pine Lake’s resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson, is happy with his single-guy lifestyle. But when quiet, mysterious Jane Clark comes for a tour of the firehouse with her three small children, Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful woman—even though he’s been burned by commitment in the past.

Jane’s been battling scars both physical and mental—having lived through a devastating house fire years ago—so she’s hesitant when her brother’s best friend, Christian, offers to help quell her family’s residual fears of fire. Jane’s mind is the epitome of once burned, twice shy, but her heart has other plans.

Despite her brother’s warnings about his friend’s playboy status and dangerous occupation, Jane can’t help but fall for the gorgeous fire captain. Can two scarred people find the strength to let go of their pasts to live in the present, when a lifetime together might be the sweetest gift of all?

Hubby's Review:

This is a wonderful story about a mom who survives a house fire, but loses her husband. Her three children made out of the house and she finds out about her children surviving, and losing her husband before they have to put her into a coma because of her burns and the treatment for them. You pick up the story two years later and she is working on putting her life back together slowly. She moves back to her home town surrounded by family, and friends. Her brother has told her about an offer from the fire captain about a tour. She reluctantly takes him up on it and though she is attracted to him she is scared to even think about starting to date. Christian Nichols the fire captain thinks Jane is beautiful, but is scared of her children and of her. He knows she heard he dates a lot and he has his own fears to overcome, but he still wants to give it a try with her. When she finally does agree to go on a date with him it turns out very nice and for a time everything is going good. That is until the night he stays over and then leaves without saying anything. There is more to this part. This pisses her off not just as a women, but also because her children were finally accepting him. This is really where the story takes off because it goes into more of their fears, for the both of them and the writer does not make it an easy fix. A very good story. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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