I have loved this series right from the very beginning! This book picks up right where the previous book left off. This is a series that needs to be read in order so that you can have a better understanding of the characters, their lives… and Sulfur Heights.
Please don’t read any further if you haven’t read the other books yet, I don’t want to spoil anything for you.
This book continues with Drake Evans’ story. My heart broke for Drake in the second installment of this series (Tragic Love). Life was cruel to Drake. It left him alone to raise his baby daughter. He lost his one true love in an unthinkable tragedy. This has turned Drake into a cold, angry husk of a man. The only time he is able to feel any light in his life is when his daughter is around. She is his world and he will do whatever is possible to give her a good life.
Drake is merely going through the motions of living. His life came to a crashing halt when Presley was taken from him. The only reason he is even still breathing, is Mia. He keeps to himself, closing himself off from most human interaction, even with his brothers.
Drake spends his Saturday nights at “The Slab”, the bar that Reggie owns. He drowns his sorrows in whiskey shots and Guinness in the hope that he will be able to forget his problems for one night and be able to sleep.
Zoe Ledoux is somewhat of a nomad. She never settles anywhere for very long before she is on the road again. She takes out a map, flips a dime, wherever it lands is her new short-term home. Little did Zoe know that her life would change dramatically when her dime landed on Sulfur Heights, Michigan.
When Drake sees Zoe for the first time, he feels something. This feeling has been dormant since Presley passed. This angers him. He doesn’t want to feel an attraction or any other kind of feeling for a woman. He thinks that this will dishonor Presley’s memory. He doesn’t want to move on and find someone new because that would mean that he is forgetting the one true love of his life.
As Zoe and Drake interact more, their feelings grow too. Drake and Zoe have an incredible attraction to each other that they can’t ignore. They also have a loved one in common which makes staying away from each other almost impossible.
I really enjoyed reading more about Drake and his daughter. I thought that the author took the story in a good direction. I think that I was in the minority…I was shocked and sad by the outcome of Tragic Love, but I also appreciated that the author took the leap and wrote a realistic ending. In my opinion, this takes a lot of guts for an author to do, especially in such a popular series. With that being said, I was certainly not disappointed by her decision to write this book…I will take a Sulfur Heights book whenever I can get it!!