Widowed Max Winthrop and his four-year-old son Ryan tried to pick up their life after Max’s wife Leslie passed away.
Tessa stayed in touch with Max and little Ryan for the next few years. She chose a fascinating career in New York over relationship with Max long before he married her best friend.
Now, Tessa came for Ryan’s birthday each year and on special occasions. While visiting, Tessa and Mike each stir the smoldering embers of the long-gone relationship when Mike let’s her know that young Ryan is struggling and he can’t seem to discover what to do to help him through this.
Staying with Max and Ryan seemed the right thing to do as she called on her womanly skills to try to figure out why Ryan didn’t make friends and seemed to want to be alone.
Smith writes from two points of view showing the inner feelings of Max and Tessa. There are mainly three characters in the book. A good story line, but I would have liked to see more day-to-day interests/activities. I didn’t see any high tension or drama detail. An easy read.
I was given this book for my honest review.