Divorced mom, Mia Gibbs' family is her life, but her world is turned upside down when she falls for Nick McGuire, a workaholic lawyer who isn't a family man. Fans of Susan Wiggs' The Lakeshore Chronicles will love this heartwarming friends to lovers story releasing this summer from Grand Central - Forever.
Title: Summer on Firefly Lake
Author: Jen Gilroy
Genre: Women’s Fiction / Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Publisher: Grand Central - Forever
Series: Firefly Lake
Format: Digital eBook / Print
Print ISBN: 9781455569601
Digital ISBN: 9781455540358
Mia Gibbs spent her marriage putting her husband’s needs before her own. And now, after a painful divorce, she’s building a new life for herself and her two daughters back home at Firefly Lake. The last thing she needs is a man to complicate things. But former bad boy turned friend Nick McGuire has turned everything upside down.
Attorney Nick McGuire wasn’t meant to be a family man. His career has always been his focus, and after taking time out to help his mother, he’s ready to get back to the city…until Mia and her daughters arrive at Firefly Lake. Mia is beautiful and intriguing, and it doesn’t take long to realize being “just friends” will never be enough. As the summer nights turn colder, Nick will have to choose between the life he’s always wanted…the woman he can’t live without.
Summer at Firefly Lake is a story of second chances. Mia needs a second chance from a controlling, cheating, loveless husband and Nick needs a second chance from a cheating marriage and bad role model father. Neither of them were looking for each other, yet they had been in each other’s sights forever. The chemistry was slow, worth the wait, and real. Both characters fought the attraction, took steps to avoid falling in love yet love won out.
The small town setting was wonderful. The all knowing mother, the neighbors who know all your secrets and the gossip that spread like wild fire is exactly how every small town is. Jen Gilroy did a great job portraying the small town and bringing it to life. I could picture the quaint diner, the beautiful lake with the diving platform, and the wonderful cabins surrounding it. Firefly Lake is somewhere I’d love to visit again and again.
I would recommend picking up your own copy of Summer at Firefly Lake and falling into this wonderful story full of small town charm.
Thank you Cameron Yaeger at Barclay Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Charlotte Gibbs wants nothing more than to put the past behind her, once and for all. But now that she's back at Firefly Lake to sell her mother's cottage, the overwhelming flood of memories reminds her of what she's been missing. Sundrenched days. Late-night kisses that still shake her to the core. The gentle breeze off the lake, the scent of pine in the air, and the promise of Sean's touch on her skin…True, she got her dream job traveling the world. But at what cost?
Sean Carmichael still doesn't know why Charlie disappeared that summer, but after eighteen years, a divorce, and a teenage son he loves more than anything in the world, he's still not over her. All this time and her body still fits against his like a glove. She walked away once when he needed her the most. How can he convince her to stay now?
Jen Gilroy lives in a small town in eastern Ontario, Canada where her Irish ancestors settled in the nineteenth century. She's worked in higher education and international marketing but, after spending too much time in airports and away from her family, traded the 9-5 to write romantic women’s fiction to bring readers' hearts home.
Jen likes ice cream, diners, vintage style and all things country. Her husband is her real-life romance hero, and her teen daughter teaches her to cherish the blessings in the everyday.
The Cottage at Firefly Lake, the first book in her Firefly Lake series, was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® award in 2015. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award 2017.