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Review ❤️ Back Home at Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy

December 8, 2017


back home at firefly lake jen gilroy
She has a million reasons to leave.
Can he give her the one she needs to stay?
Cat McGuire’s return to Firefly Lake is turning into much more than she bargained for. Sure, she missed the crisp pine-scented air and the comfort of having her family around her. But being home makes her feel less like the successful single mom she is–and more like the awkward teen who never fit in. It doesn’t help that hockey-pro Luc Simard is back in town, too. Luc was her childhood crush, the hometown hero who never noticed her, and yet somehow he still makes her heart skip a beat.
Luc’s homecoming has been bittersweet. He’s lost his wife and his career, but there’s no better place to start over than Firefly Lake. Coaching the local kids’ hockey team makes him feel alive again, and he thinks his life is complete–until Cat arrives. The shy girl he always wanted to protect is now the gorgeous woman who’s stealing his heart and making him believe in second chances. But how can he convince Cat that Firefly Lake is where she truly belongs?

Release Date: Dec 5, 2017
Series: Firefly Lake
Book: 3
Heat Level: Sensual
Publisher: Grand Central
Imprint: Forever
Price: $6.99


This is the kind of book that you curl up on the sofa with and totally allow yourself to get transformed in the story.

Cat returns home to the town she grew up in. Life didn’t necessarily turn out the way she expected but she is happy to be back with her family. The love and support will help her get through the rough time being a single mother. Her daughter, Amy, needs stability and wants to be a part of the boys Hockey team. Reluctantly, Cat agrees and runs into the new coach, Luc.

Luc is back home after suffering from the lost of his wife. He has a tremendous amount of guilt. Cat has always harbored a crush on Luc. He was the star athlete in their town. Cat and Amy bring a joy to his life that he thought he lost completely. However, the burden of not being there for his deceased wife holds him mentally hostage.

Luc’s story is so soul-crushing and you just want for him to find happiness again. Cat and Amy help heal Luc and give them a sense of stability that they need. The path to happiness is not an easy one. There are elements of the story that feels a bit of chick-lit but that is maybe because there is more to the story than just romance. Amy is not prepared for her mother to date but she loves Luc. There is the family interaction and Amy is constantly getting into something.

There are a ton of characters and I wanted to get to know all of them. This can be read as a standalone. However, I think it is best to read the other books in the series which I plan to do.

Overall, if you are looking for a small town romance and a second chance love story, this is the perfect book to bring you some cheer.

~ Samantha

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