Lucas is a single dad who owns a wooden boatyard in Port Townsend, Washington while raising his thirteen-year-old daughter Chloe on Summer Wind, their forty eight-foot sailboat. At a new school, Chloe makes friends with Myra who just happens to have a single mom. A single dad? A single mom? Two thirteen-year-old cupids? Is second love in play? But, why does life have to be so complicated? A beautiful heartwarming love story about one couple’s fight against the complications of life.
I received a copy of this book from the author.
The simple plot of two single parents meeting through their children and finding they are attracted to each other makes for a sweetly sensual romance. Lucas and Laurie are likeable, flawed characters and Chole and Myra, their daughters, are admirable as matchmakers. There are some serious issues explored in this story, but it sometimes feels like a factual explanation rather than something integral to the plot. The dialogue sometimes lacks authenticity, but the setting is engaging and original.
Overall this is a romantic story with believable conflicts and relatable characters.