Review Time: Summer on Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy

by - 12:24 AM


Sometimes love is better the second time around . . .

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-and the one kiss they've shared-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 . . . and the woman he can't live without.


This was a fun, lighthearted read and I truly enjoyed every minute.  Almost like a second chance romance but the second chance is with someone who can really give you the love that you want and need.

This novel had some great characters, primary and secondary.  The town is full of history for these two families...roots some would say and that really adds to a story and gives it depth, which I really appreciate.

Nick has his flaws but I think that is what makes him perfect.  He just can't quite get past all of his heartbreak and the past that has scarred him, making him not recognize what he has to offer and Mia is the perfect woman to pull it out of him.

The one thing I appreciated about Mia is that she is an adult woman and she knows what she wants and doesn't act like a typical romance woman who runs from what she wants.  Her honesty and straight-forwardness were fantastic qualities.  Not once was I frustrated with her wondering why she wouldn't just tell Nick how she felt.

Another thing I loved about Summer on Firefly Lake were all the kids!  I giggled a little bit about the Facebook picture and all the grief Emma gives Nick, typical kids!  Most endearing was the developing relationship between Kylie and the entire crew!  

Summer on Firefly Lake is book two in the Firefly Lake Series.  Even though it is a series, each book is a standalone, but does have characters from book one.  I will definitely be going back for book one now!  Reading time for this was a little over 4 hours, perfect for a quiet afternoon of reading!

I am giving Summer on Firefly Lake 4 stars.

Review by Corrie H for Lamplight Review and Promotion

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