I lost my boyfriend on the night I had planned to propose.
It was a horrific accident that was all my fault.
I gave up and resigned myself into a life of obscurity.
Until I got a call that my sister, Sara, needed me.
It gave me purpose and I ran to her rescue.
Because that’s what I’ve done our whole lives.
That’s how I ended up in Brigs Ferry Bay.
But when I showed up, things were so much worse than I thought.
She was sullen, fragile, and sinking into a depression I didn’t know how I’d get her out of.
Together, we were drowning.
Until I met Kian.
He’s everything I’m not.
Bouncy, bubbly, full of life, and an innate ability to make everything better.
He makes me believe I can be happy again.
Now the unthinkable has happened and Sara is on the verge of losing her life.
Once again, it’s all my fault.
Kian had clouded my vision with promises of hope and forever.
I was so stupid to believe I could be happy again.
I try push him away.
To shove him out of the darkness that follows me.
I don’t want him to suffer the future fate had secured me to.
But Kian’s focus is on me
And he’s used to getting what he wants.
I feel this constant tug toward a man with more emotional baggage than I have space for. But I desperately want to make room for him.
ARC REVIEW ➞
Kian owns the wine bar and Club in Brigs Ferry Bay. He is out, proud and looking to eventually find love one day. Archer is new to BFB and came to help out his younger sister, after experiencing a tragic lost.
My heart broke for Archer. His past is heartbreaking and I can only imagine the pain and loss he must be feeling. I just wanted to hug the man. Kian is almost like the town therapist; he is easy to talk to and everyone seems to come to him to talk and for advice. The moment him and Archer meet he knows there is something more to Archer, he can see the sadness in his eyes. He wanted to know his story.
Archer and Kian’s story was beautiful, it was emotional. I completely fell in love with these two men, the bond they formed and the relationship they have with each other. I also loved the support they provided to each other. They become each other’s rocks.
The story itself does deal with some very tough topics, but the way Misty Walkers handles them throughout this story is perfect. She doesn’t glamorize any of it, it is raw and it is real and they are real struggles that many people experience and the effects that they can have on friends and family.
If you’re looking for a small-town MM romance that is full of emotions, heat and some lightness that will make you smile this is one to check out.