Recent college grad Aaron Elliott is a pro when it comes to avoiding conflict. So when he hears his mother and stepfather plan to sell the family’s rambling summer retreat, it takes everything in him to object. The lake house is where he feels closest to his late father. It’s where he fell in love with his best friend…and it’s where he let family pressure decide his future rather than following his heart.
A combat injury has naval officer James “Freddie” Fredrick dry-docked, possibly for good. But the pain in his shoulder is nothing like the hurt he feels when he sees Aaron back in town. It’s been four years since the love of his life left without a word—and though Freddie would give anything to deny it, the heat between them hasn’t faded.
Once upon a time, Aaron let Freddie go without a fight. He won’t screw up their second chance to have a happy ending. But unless he makes peace with the past, Freddie won’t be able to face their future.
My first by this author, and while I found the book itself very well written, the character them themselves not so likeable. Which, in itself just shows how well written it was.
Aaron, a spineless twit, finally decides after years of being a yes persons to show some balls, maybe. Stands up to his mum and stepfather other to crumble in the end after all.
Freddie, who runs away after Aaron breaks his heart all those years ago is back when he gets injured. Falls for the same issue, or does he?
So this wasn’t me favorite story or favorite characters. I see where we were going but in my opinion just never made it. Aaron started semi strong then gave up. Freddie just, well, they never seemed on the same level.
I wish them the best, but they need a lot of work.