This is a light-hearted, heart-warming, and fun second chance romance. One look at the blurb and I knew I had to read this story especially since I love second chance romances. Although I’ve bought a few of Tammy Falkner’s books, this is the first one I’ve read. Now that I know her writing style is I will definitely be taking a good chunk of time to read her other books.
It’s been eighteen years and both Katie and Jake both find themselves back at Lake Fisher. Katie is a single mom of four and running from danger. Jake is back to help his father after a stroke. Memories of their time together and feelings from their first times they experienced together strike when they reunite and fall in love again.
From the very beginning, I fell in love with the writing and the characters. The banter between Jake and Katie was fun and flirty, and there were many times I cracked up from Jake’s dad’s bluntness, the craziness that happens when you have four kids around, and the big dog, Sally that Jake rescued. This was a quick, fun book to read that didn’t have any unnecessary drama added. Only moments that made me smile, laugh, and swoon.
Watching Jake accept and fall in love with Katie’s kids had me swooning all over the place. It was so heart-warming that it came so easily to him and that he treasured his times with each and every child. They were an extension of the woman he’d loved since he was sixteen. It didn’t even matter that she was heavily pregnant with another man’s child.
I loved everything about this book. The open acceptance that Jake had first when he was only sixteen and finding out the girl he liked had two fathers to his immediate love of her children. The bond and love that everyone had and created a family. This is truly a feel-good story.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This story was BEAUTIFUL!
Katie has suffered so much heartache. A devastating loss of her husband, being left pregnant and with three children, and being forced to leave her home. Going back to a childhood retreat, she comes face to face with her high school crush, Jake. Unfortunately, Jake is facing some struggles of his own.
Between a meddling father, a cross-dressing pooch, some unnecessary drama, and some blue raccoons love blooms and a new memories are created.
A journey from love lost, betrayal, and into family showcases the best and worst of people. We see how a person can change and how the past can still be there to influence our future. Overall a delightful read. Highly recommended to ALL