A second shot at first love
college, Ryan Kowalski decided to leave Whitford, Maine, rather than
watch Lauren Carpenter marry another man. Now his siblings need his help
to refurbish the family-owned Northern Star Lodge and he's forced to
face the past sooner rather than later when he collars a vandal—and
learns the boy is Lauren's son…
The last person Lauren needs back
in her life is Ryan Kowalski. With a bitter ex-husband and a moody
teenage son, she has enough man trouble already. But her son needs to
learn a few lessons about right and wrong, even if Lauren has to escort
him to Ryan's door every day to work off his crime.
With all this
close contact, Ryan and Lauren can't deny the chemistry between them is
as powerful as ever. But can a few searing kisses erase their past and
pave the way for a second chance at true love?
I love the Kowalski series. The first three were about the New
Hampshire branch and the last two have been about their cousins in
Maine. The Maine branch are a little less boisterous, but are just as
family oriented, enough so you wish you were part of the clan. This
book was about Ryan and Lauren, two people that really need to be
together considering the second chance they're getting. When I first
met Ryan in Mitch's book I thought he seemed kinda like a jerk, but
after getting to know him it isn't that he's a jerk, it's just he puts a
lot on himself. The running of his company, the rebuilding of his
family's home and the guilt he carries from asking Lauren to run away
with him years earlier. Meeting Lauren and her son, Nick, again after
sixteen years makes him want her all over again. And after Lauren sees
Ryan again all her "what-if " moments come crashing back. The two
together made a great couple and what's more is they were a believable
couple. And of course Lauren made a perfect addition to the Kowalski
clan. I can't wait to read the next book, not just to read Josh's
story, but because we always get to see little peeks into the lives of
the rest of the family and see how they're doing.
recommend this book even if you haven't read the rest of the series.
But to get the maximum impact of the Kowalski men, you should definitely
read the series in order.