This was a wonderfully sweet story, a second chance at love 20 years on.
Book #3 in the Hotshots series this is another really enjoyable read in this series. I liked both of the main characters a lot, both Luis and Tucker were great guys who after their fledgling relationship ends when they are still teenagers, have each told themselves a story about why the other did what they did back then. Now, 20 years on, they are inadvertently brought together to work on a possible arson case.
I loved the relationship between Luis and Tucker. Though when they first bump into each other after 20 years apart there is a lot of hurt between them, there are many memories and feelings that pull them together and make them realise what they felt back then is still alive, but now they are both older and somewhat wiser and are able to see things differently.
I liked the fact they were in their late 30s and had pasts and baggage that they had to work through and work with. Tucker especially, has an ex-wife, who I didn’t much like, and twin teenage boys who are getting ready to finish school and go to college. The boys are Tucker’s most important things in his life, but when Luis returns, he has to work out if he needs to start taking his own needs and dreams into account, or will he miss out on something that could be wonderful. The boys were great and added an extra dynamic to the story and the relationship that starts to bloom.
Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin – Carina Press for providing me with a digital copy of this novel in return for an honest review.