Lily is on her way to nowhere on purpose. If she finds a place she likes she’ll stay. She has no roots since circumstances have left her alone in the world. But are those circumstances manmade? She thinks so but no one believes her so she runs. When she has car trouble in an idyllic little town and is rescued by a Good Samaritan who is built like a Greek God she decides to stick around; she’s scared, not stupid.
Matt suffers from his years in the military, especially the incident that ended his career. He’s reclusive on purpose and supports himself by writing suspense novels. When he encounters Lily he’s immediately smitten and pursues her romantically, if a little clumsily. He’s out of practice.
When Matt and Lily, adults in their forties, decide to go for it watch out! Their romance moved at the speed of sound but I liked it. They are definitely old enough to know what they are doing and at their age, why waste time? As to the black cloud hanging over Lily it worked as a method to move along the story but the reason behind it came out of left field for me. That was a bit distracting but I thoroughly enjoyed the story as a whole. And I especially liked the epilogue; I wish more stories included them. It gave a nice feeling of closure.
Lily desperately wants to start over after her family dies in a series of suspicious accidents, but just as she’s moving on, her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, a handsome hero comes to her rescue.
Matt is everything Lily didn't know a man could be: strong, kind, and willing to stick around, even when they discover someone is trying to kill her, too. Lily isn't sure she's worth his protection: she's forty years old and too outspoken to be sweet, but Matt can't help loving the curvy woman with the fabulous sense of humor. And Lily can't help falling for the sexy ex-SEAL who seems to like her just as she is.
When a storm and a dangerous vendetta threaten Lily's life, will Matt's strength and Lily's resilience be enough to stand between love and disaster?