Love on Lake is the second book of Helena Hunting’s Lakeside series. When I finished reading the first book of the series, Love Next Door, I was hoping the next book would be for Teagan and Aaron. Thank you, Helena, for not making me wait long 🙂 Here is a recap for those of you who missed reading the first book. Donovan, aka Van, is a successful, sought-after architect. When his grandmother passes away, he goes to Pearl Lake to sort out of her estate where he meets the Dillion, the next-door neighbor. After the betrayal of Van’s brother, Bradley, and all the problems created by Dillion’s brother, Billy, they found their happy ending in Pearl Lake.
Teagan Firestone is Van’s sister. She has always been the good girl of the family and that is due to losing her mom at a young age. After losing their mother, her father started drowning in his pain. The way he found to mourn the loss of his wife was by spending excessive amounts of money, which he didn’t have. What Bradley did to his older brother Van, was the wake-up call, all the family needed. Now that Bradley is in jail and her dad started to move on, Teagan started to question everything in her life. Just to take a break, she decides to take on Van’s offer to go to Pearl Lake and stay with him. When she arrived the Pearl Lake, both Van and Dillion were at work, and she wasn’t expecting to find and scare a half-naked hottie in her temporary home. Aaron Saunders is Pearl Lake’s notorious playboy. He is also working for Dillion and helping Van with the renovations of the studio on top of the garage. He was born and raised in Pearl Lake but then he left for college. However, he dropped out in his last semester and came back to town. Since then, he became a mystery to everyone. For Aaron, rich girls, who think they are entitled to everything they want is a repulsive and the moment he sees Teagan with her fancy car and clothes, he puts her in that category. However, just like him, she is not the person she portrays. Since the reason for her move to Pearl Lake is to figure out what she wants to do with her life, Teagan decides to get a couple of part-time jobs. At first, things are going great but since she cannot say no to anyone, soon she has too many jobs and tasks to juggle. All her life, Teagan always tried to make everyone around her happy and she was always afraid not being liked by people. It didn’t take long for her to become Pearl Lake’s sweetheart. There is only one person who is immune to her charming personality, Aaron. She cannot put her finger on why he dislikes her, but you know what they say, there is a thin line between love and hate and for Aaron and Teagan it is mostly lust at first. Their chemistry was off the charts and with every minute they spend together, their relationship became more and more. With time, she managed to break all of Aaron’s walls and became one of the most important people in his life. It was heartbreaking to hear the secret Aaron kept from everyone and living a double life where he kept everyone at bay but with the help and support of Teagan, he found the courage to face his demons. Once he was in a better place, he started to realize all the things that were alarming with Teagan. Unfortunately, when he tried to help and support her to face her demons, everything fell apart. Love on Lake was an amazing story that will give you ‘ALL THE FEELS’. I cannot wait to read more of the Lakeside series. I am also curious about which hero/heroine will get the honors to be the star of the next book. Could it be Bradley, Billy, or the last two members of Terror Trifecta?
- Would I recommend this book: Yes
- Would I re-read this book: Already done 🙂
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.