Sometimes a single flame can ignite a love that lasts a lifetime.
Milo Phillips knows the meaning of pain. Suffering through the most intense physical agony of his life, he’s confined to a hospital bed to bear it alone. More than once, he wishes he’d died in the explosion that melted and mangled his skin. Darkness consumes him, snuffing all the joy in his life and leaving an empty hole in its place.
But one day, a flicker of light sneaks into his hospital room, driving away some of the hopelessness. For the first time in months, pain isn’t all he feels.
The flicker’s name is Sara Foster, his new nurse. Milo just hopes that Sara can see past his scars. Because underneath, his heart has begun beating again just for her.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
This return to Jamison Valley is just what I needed. Milo and Sara were always in the periphery of the other books so I was thrilled to get their story. Devney Perry gave me such a sweet slow-burn with The Candle Palace (which is quite impressive since this is a novella).
They met under tragic circumstances, with Milo at his worst. But the moment he laid his eyes on Sara, something else flipped. He started to shed the anger and blame, guilt and brood and show the man he had always been. The kind and strong and gentle man that couldn't stop thinking about the sweet and shy woman that wouldn't let him keep hurting himself. I loved his vulnerability and that Sara didn't take advantage of it.
It was in the stolen moments, the quiet at the end of the day that they really got to know each other. But time wasn't on their side. Milo was healing and would be headed home... With a touch of the forbidden, a wack-a-doo boss and delusional mother Milo and Sara were up against a lot. But they knew wholeheartedly what they felt was real and would withstand the challenges.
THANK YOU Devney Perry for giving me (and all fans of the Jamison Valley series) this book. The Candle Palace was a true romance dream. Milo and Sara's love story was sweet and heartwarming. It was two ordinary people being extraordinary together. Finding their way together. Tasting love together and basking in all its glory.
About the Author
Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.
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