Jordan Donovan Harris is a Special Forces Medic. On Xmas Eve he sees a threat to the President and saves his life. To J.D. he was just doing his job but to the country he's an American hero. The fame that results from this is overwhelming and painful. An unauthorized movie, an ex-girlfriend's tell-all TV interviews, his estranged mother surfacing, stalkers and a woman who fakes a suicide attempt to get J.D. to rescue her. Reeling from the complete invasion of his privacy he borrows a friend's lake cottage, changes his appearance (he didn't have a mullet) and uses his nickname so he can have some peace.
Kate Livingston is a single mother to a nine year old son. Having been fired from her job she also has come to her family vacation home to regroup.
The first problem I had with this book is that it was at least 100 pages too long. It was filled with repetitive information on the nature aspects, details of making dinner, Kate's obsessive thoughts, etc.
Second is with her son Aaron. Aaron has behavioral problems, misses having a father figure and is terrified of water. Kate does not have a TV. I can appreciate a parent not wanting a child to spend all their time watching mindless TV. However, there are a lot of educational programs on the Discovery, Learning and History channels, not to mention watching a particular show is sometimes part of a homework assignment. Aaron has difficulty already fitting in and his not being able to discuss a show or even an occasional tasteful cartoon with his friends just makes him that much more different. Kids can be cruel and they think he's strange.
Which brings me to third, Kate is pushy. She goes to J.D.'s house, grills him, and asks him intrusive questions, snoops into a private file, then proceeds to tell him exactly what he should do with his life, even though he tells her it's none of her business. At this point she's spent a total of about ten minutes with the guy. Then she gets miffed with him & thinks, "He'd been rude to her just because she'd been nosy." Ya think? The first time they have sex she waits until they're almost naked and then starts grilling him again!
On the other hand, I enjoyed the characters of Callie, Aaron and J.D. & enjoy Susan Wigg's writing. One of my all time favorite books, of any author, is "The Ocean Between Us" which I highly recommend.