An incredible sweet story of second chances...
Rory is a girl's just wanna have fun
type of girl. Falling in love with someone is the farthest thing from her mind. Casual sex is simply that, casual sex. She's a guy's girl, as in, she hangs out with her guy friends as if she were just one of the guys. It isn't that she doesn't believe in love, she doesn't really care for it. If one day true love knocks on her door, she wouldn't know what to do with it. Yes. There she is: fun, sweet, loving and caring Rory for you.
Sam.. aawww Sam! He's a teddy bear in my mind. A BIG teddy bear. Throughout the story I wanted to reach out, and hug him. He's broken hearted. He loved; still loves his deceased wife. He's not ready to let go, or thinks he isn't until he meets Rory. His heart is shattered, he wasn't the best husband he could've been, and by the time he tried to make it up, it was already too late, his wife had moved on. The guilt is eating him inside out. Then he stumbles upon Rory, and needless to say she rocks his boat.
The love letters Sam writes for his wife telling her everything he never had a chance to, and the love quotes/poetry on the billboards made me teary eyed.
Rory's ways help Sam accept what he can't fix and be OK with moving on. Sam's let's-not-rush ways take Rory for a ride in the TRUE LOVE HIGHWAY
I had never read anything by Cari Quinn before, and now, I am a new fan. Heart Signs made me aawww so many times I lost count. It's that great!
Check out my blog, for my version of Sam.
The heart has a language all its own...
Rory Fowler has taken Sam Miller's billboard orders for the last two years, but they aren't to advertise they're love notes to his wife. Sam's most recent billboard about his wife's passing hits Rory hard. When she calls Sam to offer condolences, it sets off an unexpected chain of events that ends with Rory in Sam's apartment-and his arms.
Reading Sam's love letters tugs Rory into the romance between him and his estranged, now-deceased, wife. Their lives soon intertwine so completely that Rory wonder how she'll ever forget the man who makes poetry out of emotions she's fought to dismiss. And plays her body even more skillfully that he writes love notes.
Consumed by guilt and grief, Sam is shocked by the feelings Rory arouses in him, sexually and otherwise. Now he's not thinking about yesterday as much as he's looking forward to tomorrow. He's just not sure if he's capable of moving on...or if the woman who helped him find the will to really live again will be by his side.