Title: Take a Chance on Me
Author: Susan May Warren
Synopsis: Darek Christiansen is almost a dream bachelor—oldest son in the large Christiansen clan, heir to their historic Evergreen Lake Resort, and doting father. But he’s also wounded and angry since the tragic death of his wife, Felicity. No woman in Deep Haven dares come near.
New assistant county attorney Ivy Madison simply doesn’t know any better when she bids on Darek at the charity auction. Nor does she know that when she crafted a plea bargain three years ago to keep Jensen Atwood out of jail and in Deep Haven fulfilling community service, she was releasing the man responsible for Felicity’s death. All Ivy knows is that the Christiansens feel like the family she’s always longed for. And once she gets past Darek’s tough exterior, she finds a man she could spend the rest of her life with. Which scares her almost as much as Darek learning of her involvement in his wife’s case.
Caught between new love and old grudges, Darek must decide if he can set aside the past for a future with Ivy—a future more and more at risk as an approaching wildfire threatens to wipe out the Christiansen resort and Deep Haven itself
My Review: What a book this was, I have to say I could not put it down. Darek is still very angry about his wife's death and Ivy is looking for a man she can fall in love with. Ivy feels she has found that man in Darek unless he finds out about the part she played in keeping the man free who caused his wife's death. Then a wildfire threatens to wipe out everything and the two become close. This is a story of forgiveness and how much of an important part of our lives it is. I think Susan did a good job in making the reader feel like they are a part of the book. I give this book 5 stars.