Chelsea Dwyer arrives home from her job at the middle-school library in Latham Hills, Michigan, expecting another quiet evening—until she hears the screams for help through her living room window. As the first witness to a terrible accident involving two local students, Chelsea doesn’t anticipate how her own life will be irrevocably changed by the father of one of the boys. In the wake of tragedy, she’s the only one who seems to understand his grief. Chelsea’s a survivor, too—and she knows that there are brighter days ahead.
As a single father, Aidan Deveraux worked his entire life to provide a stable home for his son, Derrick. Without him, Aidan feels the deepest despair imaginable. The one thing that keeps him going is his connection with the woman who tried to save his son. Hard as he tries, Aidan just can’t stay away. Chelsea’s warm embrace is the comforting solace he desperately craves—and it doesn’t hurt that Aidan had noticed the beautiful librarian and wanted to ask her out for years. Now that she’s in his life, he doesn’t ever want to let go.
When you read a Stacey Lynn book you feel the emotion and the depth of pain/joy each character is feeling throughout the book. I have been attached to characters and loved them but no of them compared to what I experienced reading this book.
This book was so much more to me than a book, it was a book of hope to me personally. I love Chelsea and the person she was and even more the person she became through everything. My story is not like Chelsea's but I feel this connection with her through what she was thinking and my frame of mind. I felt like her words were exactly how I feel.
I hope to NEVER feel what Aidan goes through during this book, but I hope anyone that does or has can read this book and feel the growth in Aidan to help them overcoming their struggles. I will say that I felt like slapping Aidan a few times, which after you read this book you will agree with me. But I LOVED this story!!
My stomach is in knots after reading this emotional, heart warming and gut wrenching story. This has been hands down the best read I have had the chance to read from Ms. Lynn! Thank you for giving me such an overwhelming book that I connected with in such a soul deep level. I am patiently waiting for your next read.....for now.