Under Brick Callan’s mile-wide chest beats a loyal heart with a few cracks in it. He’s the steadfast, overprotective type. Especially when it comes to the one woman he can never have. It’s a long, complicated history punctuated by fights, friendship, family, and an attraction that strains his iron willpower.
When Remi Ford returns to Mackinac Island in the dead of winter with a secret, Brick makes it his mission to find out what put the shadows in those green eyes. Even if it means breaking down the walls he’s built between them. Even if it means falling for the one girl he’ll never get over.
The free-spirited artist just needs to lay low for a few weeks so she can figure a way out of this nightmare. She’s definitely not staying. Not when the man who broke her teenage heart into splinters keeps showing up at her parents’ dinner table. Remi doesn’t need broody, bearded Brick riding to her rescue…again. Not when it will put them both in danger, costing them much more than their hearts.
The Island is a fantastic summer resort in the warm temps of Michigan. Still, it takes some hearty residents to stay the winter like Brick. I thought by the covers this book would be set in summer instead; it starts in the freezing, snowy winter. It does eventually evolve into a summer romance.
Brick seems to be the town’s go-to guy for a small job, keeping youth in line, and he is an introvert, preferring solitude and predictable habits. He is also the town’s sheriff.
Remi Ford blows back in town, but something isn’t right with her Brick notices in the grocery store. Remi seems to have something she is running from as she wants home and comfort. She has some weird quirks, like being able to see Auras and music colors.
As things heat up, the book time jumps to the past. This book is filled with character and personality building while you’re sitting waiting for the real reasons Remi is back to be revealed. This book is relatively slow in the build-up, but it has its funny moments and sad moments.
The story finally gets to set to sizzling, and of course, all the secrets come out too. But what will they do about them and themselves?
This story is full of surprises from past to present. Just when you think all is well and right, the author throws a curveball. And as you flip thru the pages, it only gets better. Yes, the story is so slow for the book’s first half, but it really picks up. This has turned into spring now on the beautiful island on Lake Huron.
This book eventually resolves all the plot points, but it does take a while. It was a good read full of suspense, love, and steamy scenes. Once this couple got together, they were like fireworks when they got near, and the pages were scorching hot. Of course, they have to resolve why she came to the island, and this book adds some other twists. I enjoyed this stand-alone book and the story in it.
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