Kevin O'Brien's life has been shattered. The death of his wife has left him stunned, yet responsible for their young son, Davy. He needs to get it together, and heads for the one place that will allow him to rebuild his life – Chesapeake Shores.
Once back home with his family, he spends quite a while moping. It is understandable, and yet completely out of character. With his grandmother able to handle Davy, he goes through the motions of living without having any purpose. His father and siblings are very concerned. They hope that something snaps Kevin out of his funk soon.
Fate steps in to jar Kevin back to life. He encounters Shanna Carlyle, who is opening a bookstore downtown. There is something appealing about her, and Kevin offers to help her get her inventory shelved and prepare for her grand opening.
Shanna is determined to make a clean start. Her former husband and stepson are part of her past, but in Kevin she sees another wounded spirit. She knows she should stay away from the handsome widower and his adorable son, but her heart has other plans.
Author Sherryl Woods delivers the most touching book in the series with Harbor Lights. Kevin has several issues to work through, the least of which is how to start a relationship with Shanna. Interspersed with their story is the continuing saga of the reunion of Mick and Megan, Kevin's parents, and the antics of the rowdy O'Brien clan. I look forward to the series continuing in the future.