After nearly 20 years of marriage, Natalie realized that the love had left the relationship, and she and hubby Greg split amicably. Two years later, after already struggling through her transitional relationship, she is finding herself attracted to the very married and much younger sexy fireman who lives across the street.
When fireman Tony suddenly finds himself single, he realizes that he is not mourning the loss of his unfaithful wife, but the loss of a relationship, and vows that his next marriage will be to someone who can also be a best friend. While nursing his wounds, he often turns to the advice of his sexy "been there, done that" neighbor, and develops feelings for her. She is reticent - the age gap is too much of a cross for her to bear, and since he has expressed an interest in having a family, she feels she is beyond that stage. He soon melts her resolve and the two embark on a deep friendship that soon turns more serious, and a tragic series of events makes them question their motivations and choices.
Humor abounds as Natalie's sister is constantly trying to get her sister out into the dating pool, and her widowed father embarks on a new relationship that takes him out of his comfort zone (and away from the white cherry slushies he is so fond of).
Unlike many romance novelists, where the main characters fall in love in the span of a week, this one takes its sweet time developing a believable relationship. Holm has created an emotional story about of a couples' journey into uncharted territory, and the lessons they learn along the way. It is thought provoking and touching and guaranteed to leave you satisfied.