When Chloe’s employer amps up the verbal abuse and her ex-husband succumbs (again) to his addictions, she accepts a job offer across the country. Before starting their new lives, Chloe and the boys visit the family cottage at Blue Lake for their annual summer vacation.
When Luke meets Chloe, he’s blown away. She’s a strong, smart, gorgeous woman, and he wants to know her better. This sweet dream dies when Luke learns Chloe is a single mom. His number one dating rule is “no single mothers”. He shuts down fast because he’s been there, done that, and has the broken heart to prove it.
Blending families and addressing addictions co-mingle with summer sunshine in a small lakeside town where the roots of love grow deeper than life’s challenges.
The story is very good. It has some extremely sad and sensitive elements, addictions, suicide, heartbreak, guilt, sadness, but it also has love. The mothers love of her two sons, her struggle with there futures in addition to her own
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Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to listen about and more. Such a great story I will listen again and again. A keeper!! 'This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review'
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This was a hard one for me to finish. I had trouble getting into the story since the I wasnt really feeling the narrator. Once I got into it I really enjoyed the story. The characters felt real and delt with some heavy situations (addiction, divorce and navigating those with children). None of the situations felt forced or heavy handed. This really was an emotional journey and I'm glad I was able to get past my issue with the narration to finish it.
I must say the story was nice. And it flowed nicely. It wasn’t jumping around all over the place as some books. I am sure to check her books in future.
* I received an promotional coupon code for exhange to review this book. My opinions are honest.
Weird inconsistencies I can handle--she has to stay with Mom yet she earned enough in a couple of years to PAY OFF a house?
Hating a dude one minute and jumping instantly to loving him the minute he's nice? Fine. Standard romance. Still could have gotten a like out of me.
The bullshit Luke threw at her was unforgivable. I would never want a book heroine to end up with a person who thinks like that. Blaming her for breaking up a home because an addict father--who already signed away his kids--is better than no father? Talking that way to her because she had the audacity to want financial security for herself and her children?
I detest the message this book leaves you with.
I was gifted this audible book for a fair and honest review. Thank you.
I have to say I was not a fan of the narrator, he did not do this book justice, in my opinion.
I loved this story. It has some extremely sad and sensitive elements, addictions, suicide, heartbreak, guilt, sadness, but it also has love. The mothers love of her two sons, her struggle with there futures in addition to her own. Her worry about her ex-husband new wife there coming child. The grandmothers love of her grandchildren and daughter there future and happiness. Plus she is a little bit of a meddler (in a good way). A fathers Love although tainted is still evident. In addition to a love that is new and wants to be an HEA.
This listen was decent. There was a lot of back and forth between Chloe’s story and her ex husbands with his wife. I didn’t really care for Spence and his story. He really seems like an idiot and his wife who stayed with him.
The narrator did a good job. The hotness level was rather low but it was a cute story. At first I really liked like but after she told him she was moving he was so ridiculous in his thinking.
Luke really made me mad the way his mind was so one sided about Chloe’s marriage. Then Luke’s mom just lets the boy wonder outside by himself ...ugh
The ending was very lackluster :/
This is an unbiased review with a credit from the author