Release Date: May 3, 2017
What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black?
For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent.
Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay
A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer won’t survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him.
Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.
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So it is a testament to how well this author can weave a story that this ended up being a 3.5-Star read for me. Oh, it totally would have been an even higher rating if it hadn’t been for that awful and unnecessary first chapter. I put this one down after that and gave myself 24 hours to bleach my brain before continuing from chapter two. From that point on this one was a wonderful read.I really enjoy this author’s writing style. It’s very meandering in its pace without being boring. Although the last 20% did drag a little for me. There wasn’t really any angst or drama. Just a slow building relationship between two broken people older in years than the typical H/h (Hero=39 Heroine=42). Adults behaving like adults. I enjoyed both main characters immensely. This book isn’t heavy on the side characters but Jared’s sister Jordy plays a huge part in the book and I loved seeing how close she and Jared were. Little Ole was cute and a certain OPP officer intrigues me greatly. I hope we get a book or at least a novella featuring those two.
I also LOVED that this was set in Canada…HELLO, home country here. We need more books set in Canada. I laughed my butt off when Jared and Jordy looked at Mia in horror when she didn’t know the difference between the OHL and the NHL. I loved when the nurse told Jared there was a Timmie’s still open. It made me a little homesick, to be honest. In any case, I have a rant to get to so I am going to wrap this up. Personally, I would suggest if detail OW scenes bother you to just skip chapter one and start from chapter two. There are a couple mentions of the heroine having seen the hero having sex, but you will be spared the details along with the…other stuff.