Darek Christiansen is almost a dream bachelor - oldest son in the large Christiansen clan, heir to their historic Evergreen Lake Resort, and doting father. But he's also wounded and angry since the tragic death of his wife, Felicity. No woman in Deep Haven dares come near. New assistant county attorney Ivy Madison simply doesn't know any better when she bids on Darek at the charity auction. Nor does she know that when she crafted a plea bargain three years ago to keep Jensen Atwood out of jail and in Deep Haven fulfilling community service, she was releasing the man responsible for Felicity's death.
All Ivy knows is that the Christiansens feel like the family she's always longed for. And once she gets past Darek's tough exterior, she finds a man she could spend the rest of her life with. Which scares her almost as much as Darek learning of her involvement in his wife's case. Caught between new love and old grudges, Darek must decide if he can set aside the past for a future with Ivy - a future more and more at risk as an approaching wildfire threatens to wipe out the Christiansen resort and Deep Haven itself.
©2013 Susan May Warren (P)2013 Recorded Books
I might recommend the actual book, but not this audio book.
The narrators voice for the main male character sounded constipated the entire time. It was VERY annoying.
Not at all.
I think the female main character could have done way better than the male main character.
A decent storyline, great narrator, and not a story you would be ashamed to have your mom or child over hear you listening to. I loved this author and will continue with the next book in the series. Thank you Susan May Warren!
I really loved this book! I wasn't sure I would like it from the description. I don't care for books where the main person has lost their spouse. If I was in that situation I would unintentionally compare my new boyfried or husband to the one I lost. BUT this book surprised me. I loved the story, the characters, and the portrayal of the small town life. I have every intention of reading every book in this series and I would totally recommend this to a friend.
forgiveness, redemption, second-chances
reader with a softer, less raspy voice
when forgiveness happens
there were 2 spots that the author should have elaborated on a little more and given the reader what they were waiting for instead of just leaving it up to their imagination. I really liked this book but the reader's voice annoyed me.
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