Abby Williams lost her husband—and the future she envisioned—to a roadside bomb in a foreign land, so a kitchen fire is no big deal. When the local firemen show up to put out the blaze, the army widow finds herself attracted to one hot volunteer firefighter…until she realizes it’s Justin Donovan, a man five years her junior.
Justin has long carried a torch for Abby. But after she got married ten years ago, he put her out of his mind, left Ardent Springs for Chicago, and got a job as a real estate developer. Now he’s back—for reasons he’d rather not share—and he wants to prove to Abby that age is nothing but a number. Will Abby’s reluctance and Justin’s secrets extinguish any attempts at romance? Or will the sparks between them ignite a second chance at love?
|Abby Williams lost her husband in a roadside bomb in Afghanistan and has been surviving alone since. Yes, she has family and friends but no dates and none in the future. That is until the night her kitchen is on fire and after it is put out she recognizes one of them that she has been staring at for a while, his name is Justin Donovan five years younger but still looks good. She did not know that he had moved back home from Chicago. Now talking to him she can’t believe he looks the way he does. What she does not know is that he has been in love with her since he was in high school and when she was a nurse in the local hospital he even got a job delivering flowers his senior year just to see her. When he turned eighteen he was going to tell her his feelings only to overhear that she got engaged, he left town for college and stayed in Chicago. Now back he does not tell anyone what happened at the firm he worked at or what happened in his personal life to bring him back home. What he wants is to date Abby, and he slowly gets her to see that maybe they could be good together when his past from Chicago comes back in a big way to ruin everything. Now he is not worried about the girl he is trying to save the town he grew up in and the people he has known his whole life, if the girl comes back it was met to be. Can he save the town, and better yet can he save himself. Read this good book about small town life. The characters are all good, a very good story. I got this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com