Mae Turney is searching for the type of life and happiness she has never known but has only dreamed about. She's fortunate enough to find a great opportunity to live in an exterior apartment of a beautiful lake house in a small town in Vermont. When she realizes the apartment and scenery are not the only gorgeous appeal but the home owner, Seth Finn, is as well, she puts it all on the line for the chance at love. When she becomes comfortable and confident in her own skin and sexuality, Mae realizes that this place and this man is exactly what she came looking for. Knowing Seth and his three children are as special as they come, Mae bets the house, and prays she and her gamble are enough.
Seth and Mae are two totally different people. Mae is quiet, reserved and a genuinely nice person. Seth is a father of three, a widower and a business man. He is nice but works hard to take care of his children. When he meets Mae, she was looking at the renting the apartment at Seth's house. Of course he had reservations and voiced those to his sister. He saw something that he liked and didn't have the heart to go after it considering he wouldn't be honoring his wife.
As time went on Mae and Seth formed a friendship that lead into a semi relationship. Mae was a Oncology nurse and although she was not the person who helped his deceased wife, it was hard to swallow knowing he would relive a lot of things. There were a lot of things that happen between them and they had battles, early battles but they were able to get through them.
Although I enjoyed the story, I wanted more of the life that Seth had with his wife and the children before she passed away. I felt there was so much that I needed to know but figured out later on in the story. I loved Seth's family and friends and I am interested to know more about them. I truly enjoyed the story and I was happy that there was an HEA.