Paperback, 392 pages
A fire killed his best friend and his lifelong dream of being a firefighter. The same fire killed her husband and hopes for a family. Can new dreams replace old? Lucas Vermontez was a proud firefighter like his father. Now, not only has he lost his father and his best friend, Zach, in the fire at the Grove Street homeless shelter, but the devoted rookie can no longer do the work he loves after being crippled in the tragic event. When friendship with his buddy's beautiful widow turns into more, he wonders, what could he possibly offer Jenna? Jenna Morgan is trying to grieve her husband's death like a proper widow, but the truth is, she never really loved Zach. His death feels more like a relief to her. But that relief is short-lived when she loses her home and the financial support of her in-laws. Now the secrets of her past threaten to destroy her future. Can the two forget the painful past and discover new reasons to live and love?
As the fire keeps burning Lucas Vermontez was inside the building alone with another fire fighter and when he heard his father's voice calling him, he knew that he had to find him and get him out before the old building collapsed on all of them. He found his way out badly hurt but two of his co-workers and his dad did not.
A year later Lucas was still trying to get well and to be able to walk, a beam had fallen on his legs and badly injured them. One of his co-workers and best friend Zach Morgan had been killed and he found himself helping his widow Jenna Morgan as she had struggled to keep her house and her standing in the upper class but was failing. She had to sell her house and move in with her in-laws that lived in a grand house in a gated community.
Jenna had come from the other side of the tracks so to speak and Zach's parents had been the one that helped them out and made her see that she never wanted to go back, but it looks like that is where she is headed. As she finds out she can not live in the house with her mother-in-law that has to know where she goes, when she will be back and who her friends can be.
As Jenna and Lucas get to know each other better, she finds out that it is not where you live or how rich you are but you can be happy anywhere as long as God is alone with you. She learned to trust God and this was the best message of all.
This book was sent to me for the tour by Glass Roads in order for me to review and do this tour.