A standalone read with a HEA. This is a really good story. It held my attention from beginning to end. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The story is about two tortured souls. Each one with a very tragic event they are trying to get over and get their lives back on track. First, the hero is a firefighter. He has lost two of his best friends in a fire, one saving his life. He is not doing well. He doesn't really want to move on without his friends and he suffers from survivor's guilt. His mother sends him to a summer camp for adults for two weeks. As a child he attended this summer camp and it was some of the happiest times of his childhood. The camp was bought by new owners and they rebuilt it to be a retreat for adults for individuals and as a company retreat. He didn't want to go but to humor his mother he agreed to spend the two weeks. His best friend is in ICU and he did not want to leave him. But to humor his mom he agreed to go.
The heroine has spent the last two years recovering from a car wreck that almost ended her life. She was pulled from the wreckage by a firefighter that she never met but while they spent over an hour cutting her out of the car he stayed at her ear telling her stories to keep her alert and calm. she knew she would never forget his voice. She is at camp because it is on her bucket list. She almost lost her life and she has been spending the last two years in recovery. The doctors said she would never walk again but she pushed through and with some pain she is able to walk on her own.
As a child she was in a master's program at college before she hit 20. A child genius she was always on the outside. Too young for her school group and too smart for her age group. Now that she has a new lease on life she plans to live it. One of the things she wanted to do was go to camp. She missed out as a child and she wants the experience. The two are at the same camp at the same time and when she hears his voice she knows it is her hero. She follows him outside and to the pier and introduces herself. he questions how she got to "his" camp and she tells him that he talked about it while helping her to remain calm and she knew she had to attend to get the experience he had.
This starts their story. I loved the journey these two took to heal their souls. He had saved her and now she saves him. It is such a good read. It is the two of them working their way back to living. There is no bad guy or a crazy ex, no drugs, violence, mobs, etc. just two souls on a journey to self-discovery. A great read and I highly recommend it.
I was not paid for this review. I am not a writer nor do I know one. I am not kin to this author. I am a reader and this is my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. 7/28/18