Eden is os funny and protective that I just want to give her a high five every time she comes on scene. He’s a great mother and a great person in all. She’s kind of goofy but she’s also loyal. Her daughter Annelise is adorable and I love her competition with Caitlynn. Gabe, so many things going on with him. For the most part I just wanted to punch him after sheking him and telling him to wake up.
There were a good amount of twists in this book and I loved every moment. The angst and love and fear that Julie put into it made it work wonders. I loved reading this book and I got sucked into the story from the beginning. I hope to see more from Eden and Gabe in the future.
At the end of "The First Time at Firelight Falls" you get a glimpse of Julie’s Hellcat Canyon Series. "Hot in Hellcat Canyon", "Wild at Whiskey Creek" and "Dirty Dancing at Devil’s Leap".
Single mom Eden Harwood has a lively daughter, a blooming business—and a juicy secret she’s hung on to for ten years. She doesn’t mind a bit that there’s no room for romance in her whirlwind life . . . until six-foot-infinity, smoldery-eyed, bass-voiced Gabe Caldera reminds her of what she might be missing.
The principal of Hellcat Elementary is usually knee-deep in fawning PTA moms, but Gabe only has eyes for the fiery, funny, skittish redhead who barely knows he’s alive. But this ex-Navy SEAL never fails to get what he wants. And what he wants is to fan those sparks between him and Eden into the kind of bonfire you can see two counties away.
The passion is explosive . . . and the tenderness has them thinking about forever. But when Eden’s past waltzes into town for a reckoning, her secret blows them apart. Still, Gabe will never back down from a fight . . . especially if the ultimate prize is Eden’s heart.
“Julie Anne Long’s writing glows with emotional intensity.” —New York Times Bestselling Author Jayne Anne Krentz