Lighthouse Bay #2
Genre: Contemporary, Series
The last thing Jeff wants is to spend time with the man who totaled his car—the one he spent years restoring with his late father. But if he wants to resurrect his childhood town’s annual outdoor hockey tournament, he’s got no choice.
The last thing Mika wants is to work with the guy who took off right after the accident, without ensuring he was okay. And working together on organizing Jeff’s proposed tournament sounds like a complete nightmare. He’s got enough on his plate after surviving cancer.
Sparks fly as they’re forced to work together, but is that enough for them to set their differences aside and pull off the tournament in only two weeks? Or will they prove to be immune to the magic of Christmas?
This is the first story I’ve read by this author, and I was drawn into Jeff and Mika’s story immediately. I love small town settings, and have added the first one in the series to my paperback wishlist as I haven’t read it. I also loved the magic realism part of the story with Jeff’s father. It rounded out the perfect ending wonderfully well.
I enjoyed the family feel of the story, not only with Jeff and Mika’s family, but within Mika’s group of friends in Lighthouse Bay too. I thought it was very much a story about family, past, present, and future. I liked how the author didn’t shy away from Mika’s physical issues after his treatment, and treated it with the seriousness it deserved. His reaction, rather than the illness itself, is the focus of the story which is how it should be. I loved how gentle Jeff is with Mika, and how they’re both wary of risking their hearts, yet falling for each other.
I thought this was a lovely sweet story, and I loved that they were both older MCs. Wooing with inflatable Christmas lawn ornaments is totally a sign of true love. I love how their pasts catch up with their present, and the twist with Jeff and his brother, Leo.
I loved this fabulous read with all the feels and I’ll be looking out for more in this series, and by this author.
5 out of 5 stars.