Firefly Cove (Miramar Bay Book 2) by Davis Bunn
I cried and still want to, although with time the need is finally fading. The book ended. Intensely bitter sweet.
Honestly, the story brought me to tears a number of times, I would dare you to read it and not cry too. It can’t be done. Really.
Davis Bunn understands on a deep level the way we as people behave in complex situations, which I find amazing.
I think it’s amazing because not many authors are able to do and do it so very well. Charles Martin is the other name that springs to mind when I read a book like this. He has the same deep understanding of human nature.
In both cases their characters are believable, the stories are rich, and every word must be read or we will miss important threads in the story.
This is a story of the unexpected, a story of second chances, a story of mind bending situations.
Anything could be possible, right?
The impossible starts this way . . .
Luke has been attempting suicide, four times. This time it works. A neighbor notices something is not right and intervenes calling for an ambulance, but it’s too late.
Then there is an issue with getting a pick up from the morgue so it’s decided to place him in the basement of the hospital while they are waiting.
Before they leave him Luke moves and wakes up to a cold room with a sheet over his head. It’s a harrowing experience. As could be expected, things don’t go well and he ends up totally restrained in a hospital bed. With burly guards, nurses, a doctor, and his therapists all surrounding him.
It seems he’s lost his memory because he has no idea about this person they think they are talking to.
Here is some back story.
Since the age of seven, Lucius Quarterfield has known he is dying. Doctors told him he had a “bad ticker” and might not live to see his next birthday. But somehow, the frail yet determined boy managed to hang on and surprise everyone. Lucius not only survived to adulthood, he thrived, turning a small car dealership into a successful chain. But now, at twenty-eight, his time is finally running out. So he’s returning to the one place he ever felt happy, near the only woman he ever truly wanted—the California seaside town of Miramar Bay…
Jessica was the only daughter of the only dentist in town. She was able to follow in her father’s footsteps, as he desired. But Jessica preferred the simple things in life—a trait that captivated Lucius from the moment he arrived in town. Her quick wit and carefree approach to life were a breath of fresh air to a man who devoted all his time to work. Soon they were falling head over heels—until Lucius pulled away, to spare her the pain of his inevitable fate.
Now, after all this time, he’s going to make each moment count. Because he knows that everything is about to change…he just can’t know exactly how.
I loved this 5 star book and I highly recommend it if you are a fan of these kinds of stories. The genre is listed as romance but it is so much more than that. Love it.
You won’t know how good it is until you get into it.