Lucy wakes up in a diner bathroom wearing a wedding dress. She can’t remember how she got there, but she’s sure she just missed her wedding to Zac, the love of her life. When she calls him, however, he tells her the truth – she left him seven months ago, and whoever she’s marrying, it’s not him.
The continuing saga of the Callahan brothers, this story looks at middle brother Zac, restaurant owner and jilted groom. He agrees to help Lucy since she can’t remember anyone she’s met since he left, but the conflict is obvious – Lucy hurt him when she left (though neither of them knows why she left), but she can only remember loving him.
I love books that pick up with minor characters from other stories. If you read Falling Like Snowflakes, then you’ve already met the Callahans, and you’ve already been introduced to Zac. When this story started, I just had to meet Lucy, which makes it easy to jump into the story.
There are quite a few flashbacks in this story as Zac and Lucy think back to how things were and try to figure out where to go. I don’t mind a couple, but dragged on a bit for me – it felt like most of the conflict was her wanting him back and him refusing, and it kind of dragged the story along. Some external conflict came in later in the story, which picked up the pace for me. It’s not my favorite approach to storytelling.
That being said, I still couldn’t put the book down. I was already so invested in the characters that I needed to know what was going to happen. I love the relationship between the brothers (loving, but still pretty hard on each other), I loved being able to see Eden and Beau again, and I quickly found myself relating to Lucy. Overall I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to my next Denise Hunter novel.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are my own.