No End to Love
She wants to belong…
Ellie Hawthorne lost her faith in love when believing a lie cost her a job she loved, as well as her reputation. So when she inherits her grandmother’s beach cottage in Spring Harbor, Oregon, she’s happy to leave the city and the gossip behind, and finally put down roots—without a man.
He wants to turn back time…
Adam Cavanagh lost his faith in love when his wife died in his arms, leaving him with their six-month-old daughter and a broken heart he knew he could never stitch back together. Three years later, his only goal is to be the best dad he can—without a woman.
Neither wants to fall in love…
When Adam moves in next door to Ellie, their lives inevitably entangle, but he’s heartbroken and she’s disillusioned. Can they get over their fears and let their friendship become love?
No End to Love by Roberta Capizzi was a sweet, heartwarming read about two people trying to overcome their pasts. A very charming little girl and puppy round out the story and made the story all the more charming.
Adam’s story was really sad and his demons were actually the worst. He definitely let it rule his life, but it also made him focus more on his little girl. I really wondered how his character would evolve. The death of his wife really changed his mindset on love and life and it was really interesting to see how that aspect would resolve. At times, he could seem like a lost cause. So, even though I felt deep empathy for him, I also wanted to kick him in the rear and tell him to snap out of it. Thankfully, his daughter was like a breath of fresh air. She was the key for them to move on and find happiness.
Both Ellie and Adam did not want to be in a relationship. So their love story took a long time coming to fruition. There was the attraction on Ellie’s side. But Adam did not really acknowledge that until much later. It was more about a friends to lovers story with a slow realization that both of them could actually learn to love again.
“I love you, Ellie. I don’t want to deny my feelings anymore.”
And boy did he do some denying.
But overall, if you like stories with heart, healing, and family themes, you would definitely like this one.
A little note…
There was one confusing thing to this story and that was Ellie’s name. Going in to the story I was expecting Ellie, so when she was introduced as Elise I was thrown off. Later on she says her name is Elise, but is also Ellie. Why? Don’t know. But don’t let that throw you off, I just wanted to mention it for reference.