Beautiful Laurie Dodd was perfectly happy with her life. Raised by her loving aunt, she was ready to discover life out on her own. A new town, a new teaching job, a new apartment, and new friends. Finding a new man was not on her list, especially not one with the reputation of a player.
Rob McDonald, a local firefighter, had grown tired of one-night stands, but had no desire to be paired with the new woman in town. Until he met her. One look was all it took and Rob knew that Laurie was the one for him, but he was going to have to work to convince her that he was a changed man. One that was worthy of her.
A fire at the elementary school brought them together, but illness and deceit threatened to tear them apart.
Will Rob be able to find the missing pieces of Laurie’s past to help her fight for her future?
Will Laurie be able to forgive Rob’s deceit in order to have a future with him?
I did expect this story to focus more on Laurie and her biological father. That part of story is what really got me. There was a lot of reference to him, but he actually didn't come into play until later in the book. I was just really hoping he would play a larger role throughout the book and that there would be a lot more emotion tied in.
Once the action picked up, I was completely drawn in and didn't want to stop reading. All in all, not a bad read. I almost think if I had read these in reverse order I may have been able to connect better. The series sort of goes backwards. You start out with the last couple and backtrack to how the first got together. These can be read as standalones but they are part of a series and if you are going to read all of them, I suggest you do them in reverse order.
**After the fact: I went to find the author links and buy links for this and ended up looking at some of the reviews and ratings. What I've surmised is that it really is me. Something is wrong with me, maybe I've been emotionally stunted. I don't know? I'm kind of frustrated with myself now.