Small town Police Chief Logan McCrae isn't looking for love, but the arrival of the beautiful Alex McFarland in town might change all that. Logan McCrae isn't just the Chief of Police in the small Maine town of Blueberry Cove. His family has roots in the town that go back generations and include owning the town's biggest landmark - the local lighthouse. McCrae had left town after college, but returned to stay following the accidental death of his fiancee. Now he's given up on romance, despite everyone's best efforts. He's also not exactly in the right frame of mind for change, so when his Uncle hires someone to fix the family lighthouse, he's not thrilled by the surprise. He's also not happy that the repair-person is the beautiful and someone scatter-brained Alex McFarland.
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When they first meet, she literally faints in his arms. He wants to send her packing immediately, but she convinces him to at least let her try and do the repairs. He reluctantly agrees and of course it isn't long before sparks begin to fly between the couple. Their attraction is noticeable to everyone, particularly to several of the townspeople who seem to have somewhat mysterious psychic connections. The budding couple are told that they were meant to be together, but both Logan and Alex fight the attraction and each other as much as they can.
They share a night or two of passion together before separating again. Alex knows she wants to be with Logan, but he can't seem to allow himself to fall in love. She begins to think he'll never allow himself that happiness and when she finishes the lighthouse repairs, she's offered the chance to travel and continue her career.
Miss Eula owns a local antique store that is built around a huge tree that dominates the towns square. She's quite mysterious and is rumored to have some sort of mysterious insight about people. She's told Logan several times that he needs to allow himself to be open to new experiences, but he's brushed them off in the past. But when Alex stumbles into the store she recognizes a kindred spirit. And when Eula tells her that she needs to follow her heart, she believes that means she should leave town and take the job.
But as both Logan and Alex ponder their lives, they realize they have been ignoring what their hearts really desire. Logan realizes that despite being comfortable in Blueberry Cove, it would seem empty without Alex. And Alex realizes that all of the great work she can do will mean nothing if she doesn't have Logan. He tells her he can't bear to let her go and she tells him the same. She decides to stay in Blueberry Cove and put her skills to use working with Miss Eula. They are finally together, as they were meant to be.
Best part of story, including ending:
The romance between Logan and Alex is very believable and that's what makes it the best part of the story. It wasn't love at first sight or some impulsive fling. Like real-life romance, their romantic dance took awhile to complete and it was well worth waiting for.
Best scene in story:
The scene in which Alex and Logan finally confess their love and their need to be together no matter what the cost. The fear, the romance and the nerves is just what someone would experience in real life.
Opinion about the main character:
I like the way Alex is portrayed as both someone with a good heart and a touch of romance as well as someone who is a skilled trades-person. That combination makes her a compelling and believable character.