I thought this plot had great potential (one of those angsty types I so love) and so I was looking forward to it. But truth be told I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting Paul's reticence in admitting his love for Vanni to make a tough road for these two but I felt there ere too many external elements complicating their lives even more. Totally OK with Vanni's behaviour but Paul didn't need to get into that extra entanglement. And since he did and the woman didn't seem all that bad why not find a solution for her problem? I also loved Cameron, such a great, considerate guy.In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son--breaking her heart while filling it with a whole new kind of love. But the one man she longs to share this love with now acts as if she doesn't exist.
Paul Haggerty lives by the marine motto: Siper Fi. Ever faithful to his best friend, he's done right by Matt's widow as best he can...considering he's been secretly in love with her for years. Now, just as he's about to make his move, another woman has staked her claim on him--a claim that will be tough to escape.
With courage, humility and not a little meddling from the good folks of Virgin River, Vanni and Paul might just get a second chance to have the love they both desire and deserve.
Still it was a nice enough story and enjoyed it. I also enjoyed all the secondary stories that make this an interesting series - Mel and Jack, Preacher and Paige, Rick and Jack's relationship and now Tom and Brenda and Joe and Nicky. Virgin River is definitely growing in terms of population numbers.
Let's see what the next books have in store for us.