I love Ebony and Brian. Both are hard workers with goals and they are likable characters. Brian is persistent and confident without being a jerk about it. Ebony is hesitant about dating a white guy, but Brian is pretty irresistible. I found myself rooting for them when things got tough. This is a wonderful story about the difficulties of interracial relationships, and just relationships in general. I am looking forward to the next book. If you like contemporary romances with steam, I think you'll like this one.
Cal is pretty much at rock bottom when the story begins. He is not perfect has made a lot of mistakes. Now he is ready to get his life back together and attempt to win back the woman he loves. This book is full of flawed characters making bad choices and trying to find their way, just like real life. Overall the story is about hope and forgiveness and, of course, love. I loved it and highly recommend.
This is the second book in the New Smyrna Beach series. I haven't read the first. Events from that book are referred to, but it is not necessary to have read it.