Jake Cameron won't risk hurting his best friend by admitting he loves her.
Little does he know . . . that's what hurts her the most.
Zoe Callahan, pregnant with the child her ex-boyfriend doesn't want, adores her ramshackle new home in the seaside town of Tide's Way, North Carolina. When she meets handsome Jake Cameron, her next-door neighbor who offers some fixer-upper help, her heart goes out to him instantly. He's the doting dad to three daughters and the kind caretaker to a mom-in-law with early Alzheimer's.
Jake is equally smitten with Zoe. But Jake, a contractor and volunteer firefighter from a close-knit family of brothers and a sister, won't risk a romance that could disrupt his family after his ex-wife nearly destroyed it.
Despite Jake's efforts to hide his feelings, he and Zoe quickly form an unbreakable bond. Zoe discovers love hasn't given up on her, even if the father of her unborn child did. Now she just needs to figure out why Jake is so determined not to let the heady attraction that sizzles between them turn into something more than friendship.
Then disaster strikes, and Jake is Zoe's rescuer. He already has her heart, but now, in spite of the rift that comes between them, she must trust him with her life and the life of her baby. And Jake must trust himself.
Skye Taylor began writing during her years as a Peace Corps volunteer. In 2012, her first novel, Whatever It Takes, was published. She is thrilled to join the BelleBooks family and is currently working on a six-book contemporary romance series. Visit her website at Skye-Writer.com or on find her on Facebook.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved the first book in the series
I fell for Zoe right away and wanted to drive by and see her house and mailbox. A sighting of her neighbor Jake wouldn't be bad either. Skye Taylor has created strong characters who grow and develop a midst mystery, family goings on, and unforeseen circumstances. I am not usually a reader of romance fiction but there is enough intrigue, mystery, and real life issues that invite the reader into the town of Tide's Way, North Carolina. It's a universal story, not necessarily romantic, and not just a southern novel. Pack it in your beach bag for your summer reading. It's a quick read but makes you wanting for the second in the planned trilogy.