This book is just sweet and classic. There is a young, damaged survivor falling in love with the older, lonely widower in a town at the end of the world. I know it sounds like it should be overdramatic and trite but N. R. Walker just makes it work! Aubrey and Patrick have instant chemistry and when they hit the sheets they go up in flames!! This book checks off all the boxes for a comfort read.
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“Everything about you means comfort to me…Kind of like I’m lost at sea and you’re the lighthouse and safe harbour. I know when I’m with you, no one can hurt me.”
No. Not a word. But sometimes you have to listen to the silences. When things aren’t said. That’s where the truth is.
Trust the waters Patrick, the ocean was mapped out from the stars.
Seizing his one chance to escape, Ethan Hosking leaves his violent ex-boyfriend, leaves his entire life, and walks into the path of a raging bushfire. Desperate to start over, a new man named Aubrey Hobbs walks out of the fire-ravaged forest, alive and alone. With no ID and no money, nothing but his grandfather’s telescope, he goes where the Southern Cross leads him. Patrick Carney is the resident lighthouse keeper in Hadley Cove, a small town on the remote Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia. After the tragic death of his lover four years ago, he lives a solitary life; just him, a tabby cat, the Indian and Southern Oceans, and a whole lot of loneliness. He’s content with his life until a stranger shows up in town and turns Patrick’s head. Patrick never expected to be interested in anyone else. Aubrey never expected to be happy. Between Aubrey’s love of the stars and Patrick’s love of the ocean, these two fragile hearts must navigate new waters. If they can weather the storm of their pasts, they could very well have a love that eclipses everything.