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Miles Ryan thought he would dies of a broken heart when his beloved wife Missy died in a hit-and-run accident. Missy had been his first love, and Miles fervently believes she will be his last. As a deputy sheriff in the North Carolina town of New Bern, Miles Ryan not only grieves for Missy, but he wants to bring this unknown driver to justice.
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Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, his son Jonah's second grade teacher. Sarah had left Baltimore to start her life anew after a bitter divorce. Perhaps it is her own emotional wounds that make her sensitive to the hurt she first sees in Jonah's eyes, and then his father's. Tentatively, Sarah and Miles reach out to each other. Soon they are both laughing for the first time in years, and also falling in love.

Neither will be able to guess how closely linked they are to a shocking secret-one that will force them to question everything they ever believed in. As a result of this secret, a heartbreaking choice will have to be made that changes their lives forever.
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Miles has never recovered from the death of his wife and high school sweetheart, Missy, by a hit-and-run accident--in fact, he's obsessed over it. When he meets Sarah Andrews, a divorcee recently transplanted to the area, at parent-teacher conferences, he becomes interested in a woman for the first time since Missy's death. This story is about both of them healing and finding solace in one another, but it is also about the person that accidentally killed Missy. And when that truth comes out, it could destroy what Sarah & Miles have built.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   late discovery that lover does bad Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   husband/boyfriend/squeeze

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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