It's been said that you can't go home again, but sometimes, home is exactly where you need to be. And, sometimes, home is more than a place... Firefly Lake once represented everything that Mia Gibbs didn't want. Reminders of a childhood filled with dishonesty and betrayal made it more a prison than a respite. As an adult, though, the idyllic spot in Vermont is just what Mia needs as she rebuilds a life for herself and her girls. Nick McGuire knows himself. Disappointed again and again by those closest to him, and destined to keep love at arm's length, he's only back at Firefly Lake long enough to help his mother get her life in order. But life, and love, happen when we're least expecting it, and soon enough the feelings that he's having for Mia are more than he could have anticipated. Small town romances with a second-chance twist are some of my favorites, and author Jen Gilroy does not disappoint with SUMMER ON FIREFLY LAKE. Healing, the stripping away of hurts, and people becoming exactly who they're destined to be abound in this story of love lost and love found. Both Nick and Mia have suffered at the hands of the people that were supposed to be their safe place, and, while it's left Nick wary of opening himself up to anything deeper than a fling, it's given Mia the strength to know her worth, and to refuse to settle for anything less than she deserves. The more time they spend together, the more evident it becomes that both of them are exactly where they're supposed to be, even if it takes one of them (cough, cough, Nick...) longer to realize it. SUMMER ON FIREFLY LAKE is rich with family, friends, small town life, and the feeling that second chances are waiting just around the corner. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Mia and Nick find their way back to each other, and see some unexpected new relationships bloom. I'm looking forward to getting Cat's and Luc's story soon, because there's definitely something brewing there. In the meantime, 4 stars and a recommendation for SUMMER ON FIREFLY LAKE to lovers of contemporary romances with that small-town twist. You'll be happy that you visited.