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    Small-town feels

    There’s just something about small town romances that I love. That feeling of community and family, with people that feel so real you just want to move there so you can be friends. It’s that thing that made Gilmore Girls so darn appealing – and Gilroy captures it beautifully. Her characters just come alive and you can’t help but feel for all of their ups and downs (and sometimes even more downs). Luc is back after losing both his hockey career and his wife. He’s going through the motions of getting back on his feet but he’s not really opening himself up for anything that could hurt him that much again. Then he meets Cat … and she definitely brings all his feelings back alive. He’s a man, though, and has to have a few “really?” moments but he’s carrying around a lot and so it’s to be expected. Cat has come home but she’s not here to stay. She’s got a temporary work assignment and thinks it best to get her daughter out of the city for a while. And being near family is just what they both need. But what she never thought she needed was Luc – having him nearby again puts all kinds of tempting thoughts into her head. She just needs to come to terms with her own past first. While I really like Cat and Luc, there were moments when I really didn’t get her daughter. I can see what Gilroy was going for (and she is a hormonal preteen) but she’s all over the place and comes off as a petulant toddler more than once (… although that could be the teenager coming out too :) ). Usually the kid is a highlight in the book but here she just rubbed me wrong as often as I liked her. But I definitely couldn’t have asked for more with the adults! There is a lot of drama between the two of them but they also bring the feels. Both of them are at a crossroads in their lives – they didn’t plan on being where they are and they need to figure out where they really want to go from here. They’ve both had things in the past that they need to work on but if they do it right then they might find themselves in a place much better than they imagined. If you love feel-good sweetness in your romances, Gilroy definitely delivers – lots of emotion, realistic, and just plain enjoyable. (Although it is part of a series, it can easily stand on its own.) *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
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    Heart-Squeezing

    Favorite Quotes: Stephanie’s voice had the same smug tone as in first grade when she’d told Cat the whole class had seen her underwear. “Cat’s the only person I know who can get hurt even watching sports. Remember when she went to get snacks at Nick’s high school basketball game and tripped over Mom’s purse? She fractured three toes.” She flashed her sister a teasing grin. “That kept her out of gym class for the next month, which, for Cat, was a good thing.” You need to smile more. It’s not good to be so serious. Besides, smiling makes good wrinkles. The truth reverberated in Luc’s head like the big Chinese gong in the party room at the Pink Pagoda. My Review: Firefly Lake appears to be populated with a bevy of unique and interesting inhabitants, as well as the usual petty and narrowed minded small-town residents, sadly, I remember the later all too well from my uncomfortably restrictive formative years. Unfortunately, no one of any note, talent, or intelligence ever sprang from the soil there as famous as the engaging and endearing characters Ms. Gilroy has featured in her entertaining tales. In this installment, a struggling single mother is returning to her small hometown to find her now famous childhood crush has also returned after a career-ending injury forced his retirement from the NHL, and wouldn’t you know, her learning disabled and trouble-prone daughter excels at hockey. While the anxious single mom had been gifted in school and even skipped a few grades, her daughter was impulsive, lippy, more than a bit bratty, and just not the sharpest tool in the shed. The storyline was realistic, relevant, and multi-faceted with a large cast of characters carrying over from the previous books. While the tone was considerably angsty and heart-squeezing, there were also amusing bits of humor and insightful observations periodically tossed in like life-rafts that helped fight the pensive undertow of the forlorn and despondent and kept me engaged.
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    I want to live at Firefly Lake

    Oh, how I wish I lived at Firefly Lake. I want to be friends with Cat and Luc. I want to be part of that amazing McGuire family. The friendships, the families, and their relationships in this town are truly special. The way they stand up for each other, protect each other, and go to the ends of the earth to help each other is amazing. Cat is an amazing mom. Being a single mom is hard and rewarding. Cat has decided to make Amy her whole world and has no time for a boyfriend. Until she is reunited with Luc, her high school friend that she has always had a crush on, then feelings start to come around. Yet, she has to figure out how to work a boyfriend into her life and not upset the careful balance she has. Luc has history he has to deal with. He is a widow, losing his wife while he was on the road with the NHL. He doesn’t talk about it, he never forgets, and he doesn’t know how to move past it. He doesn’t know how to open his heart and learn how to love again. Everything about this book is wonderful, from the friendships to the families and the relationships all the way around. I love the setting of Firefly Lake and the history of the town. The rest of this series is one that I cannot wait to get my hands on. Thank you Barclay Publicity for including me in the book tour and providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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    Jen Gilroy takes readers home ...

    Jen Gilroy takes readers home again. Back to the painful moments, the heartbreaking disappointments and a chance at finding out where a person really belongs. Firefly Lake is the place in the review mirror, that continues to call your name. A place that allows healing, redemption and new beginnings. Cat was the girl who never fit in. Luc was the boy with the world at his feet. Until life got in the way and brought the big hockey star and the single mother, back to their roots. Back Home at Firefly Lake is about being strong enough to move forward, when the world tries to hold you back.
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