Playing for Love at Deep Haven
by Katy Regnery
4.5 stars out of five for this second chance at love story.
Violet has a severe case of writer’s block. She wrote her first book while suffering from a broken heart but now, despite so many changes in her life, she can’t make herself write again. Thinking that getting away from it all will help, Violet heads to Deep Haven. What she doesn’t expect is to come face to face with the man she has never stopped loving, the man who broke her heart into a million pieces nine years ago.
Zach can’t believe his luck. He is trying to escape from it all by heading to Deep Haven to finally write the music he wants to write. But after arriving there, fate has other plans for him. Seeing Violet again brings all of the feelings of regret back and Zach realizes he can’t let her walk away again.
“It wasn’t luck. It was fate. We were always meant to be together. We just messed it up the first time.”–Zach
I really liked this one. The author does a great job of developing these characters and turning them into real people. I loved how Violet doesn’t give in to Zach easily and makes him work really hard to earn her trust again. Zach is a great character, dedicated to making up for his mistakes and proving to Violet that she is the one for him.
“You’re being a coward. Being with me makes you feel more than you’ve felt in years, and it’s scaring you and it’s complicated, so you’re running away. What we have? It’s beautiful and it’s real and it’s truth, and yes, it’s fucking terrifying, Vile, but we can make it work. I want to make it work because two months with you was worth the nine years of emptiness that came after.”—Zach.
There’s a great epilogue at the end that ties up a lot of stuff and leaves this couple in a great place.
Overall, I really liked it and look forward to more from this author.