About nine months after her husband’s death, Carley realizes
she is being courted by longtime family friend Wyatt. Overcome by misgivings about starting a new relationship,
Carley is hesitant to let Wyatt get too close, or to let herself go too
far. The constant struggle between what
she wants and what is deemed proper in her small, judgmental community weighs
heavily on Carley. But by the end of the
summer, she and her friends face catastrophe that pushes all of them to their
Wyatt was Gus’s best friend and will eventually take over the
Winstead law firm. His loyalty and
friendship with Gus kept him from admitting his feelings for Carley since they
were introduced. At first, Wyatt offers
to help Carley out with her daughters, her new business venture and her in-laws out of his sense of duty to Gus.
However, as the months pass and Carley grows more confident and stronger
than ever, Wyatt comes to accept that his feelings for her will not
Set on the idyllic island of Nantucket,
HEAT WAVE is a skillful and lyrical tale of one woman’s journey to reinvent
herself after her life is turned upside down.
Carley relies on her friends and family, but ultimately the choices she
makes are deeply personal.
Incredibly touching and full of real emotion, HEAT WAVE is
an absolutely super summer read. Nancy
Thayer writes true characters and realistic but still unexpected plot twists
that are engaging and make this book almost impossible to put down. I cannot wait to read more by this very