After a professional tragedy, Gabi Romano can’t decide what to do next and escapes winter in Eternity Springs, Colo., for a temporary dogsitting job in the Caribbean.
Gabi is drifting. After a justified shooting as a sheriff’s deputy, she has no desire to return to that life, nor does she want to help out in her mother’s bed-and-breakfast forever. Ready for a change, she winds up watching puppy Bismarck on exclusive Bella Vita Isle. She soon meets Flynn, the hot pool guy next door, and Cicero, the local glass genius. After spending time with Flynn, she realizes he's more than just a pool guy—and he definitely harbors some secrets—but he's gentlemanly and easygoing, and she's far too immersed in her new life studying the craft of glass blowing with Cicero to worry. Feeling as if she’s finally found her purpose, Gabi spends hours a day at the studio, then relaxes in the evenings with her sexy neighbor. Everything comes crashing down on their idyllic existence, however, when they take a sailing excursion and are violently attacked. In the aftermath, Gabi learns the truth about Flynn’s past and rejects him. She returns to Colorado and distances herself emotionally from her time on Bella Vita. However, the following Christmas, she learns that Flynn is in Eternity Springs, in desperate need of healing, and wonders if maybe she’s overlooked an important aspect of her life’s purpose. In the eighth Eternity Springs novel, March continues her best-selling combination of romance and suspense with hints of angelic intervention, and for the most part, everything works, with a few minor misses (e.g. Gabi moves too quickly and glibly away from Flynn, the feel of deus ex machina is occasionally too strong, and sometimes the various tones of the storytelling seem dissonant).
Smoothly written, with appealing characters and an engaging storyline, this will surely be a winner with romance fans.