Edward Cozza, author
When Rex calls after years of being incommunicado, his best friend Grant is hesitant to accept his invitation. Just like the old days, Rex knows the buttons to push. He has invited Annie, the woman Grant thought he was going to marry. Former friends and lost loves reconnect on a long, lively, and soul searching weekend in Palm Springs. Each discovering they hold hopes long forgotten, each carrying fears that the best times of their lives may have already passed by. The mending of emotional fences take them further than they thought possible. Rekindled feelings and new awakenings show them some paths not previously considered. After all these years, all these lives, all this time, is it possible that the best of their lives is yet to come? All agree to meet, and sparks of longing, anger, uncertainty and love combine to commence considerable flames burning in all of them. The introduction of some new personalities to the mix, give them additional perspectives to ponder. Annie's friend Kat, gives her wisdom to help stabilize the situation. An intuitive, Isobelle, meets and gives the wayward friends a great deal to think about in how they are to address the future. Grant's aching for Annie, Rex's hunger for crazy adventures, Annie's longing for a normal life, and Isobelle's sudden attraction to Grant, make for an exciting mingling of everyone's emotions, and the hopes of a future void of the uncertainty they have all been holding.
IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Awards)
Winner-Gold Medal-Best Regional Fiction-West Pacific