Love at first sight is what famed actress, comedienne, and singer Ceylon Simmons felt the first time she laid eyes on Martin Deveraux. Five years later, after filming a movie for Martin's brother she collapses from exhaustion. Since her brother, acting as her manager, stole all her earnings, she has been working nonstop to pay back a debt owed to the federal government. Knowing of her struggles to pay the feds and her need for rest, Martin's brother and his wife offer Ceylon exclusive use of the Deveraux's vacation home located on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia.
En route to confront his first wife about an abortion, Martin is involved in an automobile accident. The injuries sustained in the accident leave him wearing a patch over his left eye and a horrendous scar down his left cheek. A man scorned by his first wife's infidelity eight years ago, Martin is determined not to fall in love again.
Unaware of Ceylon's visit to the island, Martin shows up to install an outdoor shower for his mother and sister-in-law. After spending time alone with Ceylon, he soon discovers that she is the only woman for him. Although Ceylon sees his inner beauty, Martin does not want to expose her to the whispers and snickers he receives as a result of his facial disfiguring. So he sets out on a voyage to right every wrong that he and Ceylon have endured because of losses in their past.
In her third installment of the saga surrounding the Deveraux clan, Melanie Schuster dwelves into the lives of two people destined to find each other. It's a wonderful novel about true love, trust, and commitment.
Reviewed by Pamela Bolden
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers