One day when visiting the pier with his daughter Mara, Grayson March encounters a young woman, Jenna Mayer, who saves Mara after she falls into the water. Touched by Jenna’s concern for Mara, Grayson invites Jenna to stay in his guest house at the rear of his lakefront property, to the discomfort of his mother-in-law Evelyn. Mara warms to Jenna as she seeks a mother figure as Grayson’s wife died at childbirth, leaving Grayson a widower. Jenna’s life is shrouded in mystery, and this causes Grayson angst, as she refuses to discuss this in any way. Is Jenna a real threat to the March family’s happiness that will bring them nothing but heartache?
A single dad with an adorably sweet little girl and a lonely woman with secrets who comes to their rescue. The chemistry is there and little Mara is crazy about Jenna, but will Jenna's secrets be too big for Grayson? The story is fast paced with a good mix of romance and suspense. I did guess Jenna's secret, or at least the gist of it fairly early, but the story still held my interest as I waited to see how Evelyn would handle a new relationship while still grieving the loss of her daughter. This one is emotional, but I liked how things are wrapped up all the way around for this family. All in all, another quick, entertaining read from this author.