In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son--breaking her heart while filling it with a whole new kind of love. But the one man she longs to share this love with now acts as if she doesn't exist.
Paul Haggerty lives by the marine motto: Semper Fi. Ever faithful to his best friend, he's done right by Matt's widow as best he can...considering he's been secretly in love with her for years. Now, just as he's about to make his move, another woman has staked her claim on him--a claim that will be tough to escape.
With courage, humility and not a little meddling from the good folks of Virgin River, Vanni and Paul might just get a second chance to have the love they both desire and deserve.
I was really looking forward to this story. Matt died in book 3 and you first found out that Paul had fallen in love with Vanessa a long time ago. Paul felt he had no right to those feelings and admiralty kept them to himself, his friend and his wife never knew. After Matt passed, Paul stepped up to help Vanessa give birth and live her life with out Matt. Vanessa realizes she has feelings for Paul and Paul, not knowing Vanessa's feelings, tries to push her away so she doesn't find out his true feelings. A few things happen and Paul is forces to show his hand and is glad he does. There are so many true feelings in this book and you feel like you are there with the characters! I love when that happens! Highly recommend!