Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 313 Pages
When Jill met Jay Greenfield she knew she had found her forever love. She was a kindergarten teacher, he was a high-powered attorney and their lives were perfect. But when a tragic accident takes Jay’s life, this young bride is left to pick up the pieces.
Jill finds herself a young widow facing multiple decisions she thought she had a lifetime to decide. With support from her childhood best friends, Lanie and Stella, Jill attempts to piece her life back together. With nightmares plaguing her dreams and the struggles of constant grief over Jay’s passing, Stella and Lanie keep near constant vigilance over her.
In the process of settling the estate, Jill learns that her husband was not quite the man she thought he was. She finds herself transported to the small beach town of Oak Island, North Carolina. But the fairy tale ending she envisioned no longer exists. She must face the reality that Jay is gone as she finds herself having a chance at love one more time.
Safe and Sound follows a yearlong journey of love, loss, friendship, and conquering the unexpected.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Jill did not have near enough time with the love of her life before he was taken from her. She is forced to learn how to move forward, but all of the surprises he left in his wake are keeping her from successfully doing that. Not to mention his best friend, who isn’t exactly keeping it all together either, and who is pressuring her to do ‘what his best friend and her husband would have wanted’.
Lucky for Jill she has two of the most awesome best friends. They’re always there for her, whether she wants them there or not. Lanie and Stella are her support network and they do a fabulous job of getting her where she needs to be.
“We are the same age and we are not 30…28 is 28…not 30.”
Only once Jill has finally let herself hit emotional rock bottom is she able to move forward. And lucky for her Ross is there to lift her back up. The comfort level shared between Jill and Ross is sweet and natural and the happy twist this story needed.
“I don’t know how you got so lucky twice in your life, but I think love found you out on that beach.”
This isn’t the typical romance. If you’re looking for that passionate happily ever after you will not find it in this book. This story is more about Jill finding herself and the contentment she can discover amongst the tragedy life has bestowed upon her. But yes, it does have a light in the darkness and he comes in the form of a guitar playing sexy man who always knows just what to say and do.
My Favorite Moment: I thought it was funny when Ross and Jill were discussing age.
“I mean, my age is just a number. So what if you were born in the era when they still used rotary phones and cassette tapes? I think it’s cute.”
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