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Summer on Firefly Lake (Firefly Lake #2)

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A Firefly Lake Novel

Sometimes love is better the second time around. . .

Mia Gibbs spent her marriage putting her husband's needs before her own. And now, after a painful divorce, she's building a new life for herself and her two daughters back home at Firefly Lake. The last thing she needs is a man to complicate things. But former bad boy turned friend Nick McGuire-and th
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Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 25th 2017 by Forever
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DJ Sakata
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Rating:

4.5

Favorite Quotes:

…the name Mia had answered to for almost seventeen years was all of a sudden wrong. Like the pair of pointy black shoes that pinched, but she’d kept anyway…

Luc Simard is so hot he might as well have steam coming out of his ears.

“I reminded her, when I mentioned I knew all the beds her shoes have been under.” “Great-aunt Bernice?” Nick’s mouth fell open. Bernice was over eighty, favored fussy floral prints and sensible shoes, and had been widowed as long as he could r
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ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

Firstly, I want to find myself a hammock by a lake, take my kindle and a cup of tea and just relax after looking at this cover.

This is the second book in the Firefly series, and whilst it could be read as a standalone, there are some things that won't make much sense.

It took me a while to warm up to Mia in the first book The Cottage at Firefly Lake, however once I did I needed to know more of her story.

Newly divorced, single mum, trying to make a go
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Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book follows Mia who has recently gotten divorced from her very controlling husband. She has moved back to the one place that she feels comfortable with and that is Firefly Lake. Mia used to go to the lake during the summer with her family and always felt connected. Mia has two daughters who are with their father during a portion of this book, but never far from Mia's thoughts.

I loved Mia in this book she was working so hard to get her life together. Mia was trying to make the best decisio
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Laura
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by Forever via NetGalley***

3.5 Stars

I enjoyed this book overall. I liked Mia and Nick and I mostly believed their attraction to one another. I definitely bought into the motivation for both of them, and I liked the idea that this was initially a summer romance, with Nick always planning to return to the city.

I thought the writing was easy to relate to and flowed well, and the characters were realistic. Unfortunately, I thought the plot of this one was a little uneven. I think the
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Linda Zagon
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Review of “Summer on Firefly Lake” by Jen Gilroy

Kudos to Jen Gilroy, author of “Summer on Firefly Lake” for writing such a delightful, emotional, and engaging feel good novel. I am an emotional person, and I do shed happy or sad tears, and I did need some Kleenex. (Happy tears)

This is novel that comes after “The Cottage at Firefly Lake”. I have read both, but “Summer on Firefly Lake” can be read alone. The Genres of this novel are Women’s Fiction, Romance, and Contemporary. The timeline in th
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Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
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Summer on Firefly Lake is a beautiful story full of romance, family and friends. Just like The Cottage at Firefly Lake, this book is a second chance romance but with a much more beautiful and complex story.

This is Mia and Nick’s story, how they get their chance to be together after 20 years. They both are divorced, Mia has two daughters, Nick doesn’t have children and both their partners were unfaithful, so now they are guarded and very hesitant about starting a new relationship. But they are s
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Beth
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this cover, I wanna hang out in that hammock for a while, Such a great read. I will be checking out #1 soon enough, I am new to this series and new to this author. Loved the well developed character, the plot, I wanna move to Firefly Lake, that is what dreams are made of ... such a light hearted quick read for me. Made me wish to know more about this author and her style. I am such a new fan. I guess I should have noted I read it through NetGalley, most important, almost forgot to say that. ...more
Marlene
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

Firefly Lake is clearly a lovely place to live. It also seems to be just down the road from Mary McNear’s Butternut Lake, in spirit if not in miles. And both of these little towns seem to be perfect places to find a second chance at love, and a second chance at being sisters.

The first book in this series, The Cottage at Firefly Lake, focused on Charlie Gibbs, her teetering relationship with her sister Mia, and her rekindled romance with local resident Sean
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Crystal
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Are you looking for that great Summer time read? I have the book for you! I just finished reading Summer on Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy. This is the second book in the Firefly Lake series and it's just as fabulous as the first book.

Mia Gibbs has spent her life doing what someone else thought was the "right" thing for her to do. Mia is such a strong lady and a wonderful mother that is working on finding her way through life as she wants to live it. I so admired this lady. She has been through so
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books are love
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series keeps getting better. My heart was torn for Nick. He went through so much and was such a great guy. What his dad and ex did to this man’s heart was heartbreaking.

Nick was a strong sweet guy. In the past he was rebellious and had guilt hanging over him for it. He still harbored anger over his dad as well. But his mom he loved like the fire of a thousand suns. He only wanted to make sure she was taken care of and sometimes he didn’t always listen. Mia helped him with this. She forced
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Charlotte Lynn
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Summer at Firefly Lake is a story of second chances. Mia needs a second chance from a controlling, cheating, loveless husband and Nick needs a second chance from a cheating marriage and bad role model father. Neither of them were looking for each other, yet they had been in each other’s sights forever. The chemistry was slow, worth the wait, and real. Both characters fought the attraction, took steps to avoid falling in love yet love won out.

The small town setting was wonderful. The all knowing
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Linda Zagon
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review of "Summer on Firefly Lake" by Jen Gilroy

Kudos to Jen Gilroy, author of "Summer on Firefly Lake" for writing such a delightful, emotional, and engaging feel good novel. I am an emotional person, and I  do shed  happy or sad tears, and I did need some Kleenex. (Happy tears)

This is novel that comes after "The Cottage at Firefly Lake". I have read both, but "Summer on Firefly Lake" can be read alone. The Genres of this novel are Women's Fiction, Romance, and Contemporary. The timeline in
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Lisa Richards
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I love second chance romances and if ever someone deserved a second chance at love it was Mia. Oh, and I just loved seeing Nick change his mind about his future and what makes life worth living. Mia was married to a man that no one deserves. And it was pretty sweet to see her grow and realize that she deserved a better life. Though this was a great book to pile up in a hammock and read this summer, it's the type you'll enjoy anytime. As you know, if you've read any of my reviews, I hate multiple
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Lovey Dovey Books
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Originally published on Lovey Dovey Books

Readers are welcomed back to the lively small town of Firefly Lake where the residents find that there's nothing greater than love and family.

Mia is rebuilding her life after spending years in a loveless marriage. She's finally gaining true independence for herself, and her darling little girls who are spending the summer with their father and his new family. Nick McGuire is helping her gain some of that independence by hiring her to help his mother organ
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Myst
Enjoyed it, I like second chance romances!
This is a voluntary review and I do not get paid for this review! My thoughts are my own.
Janet Robel
May 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Really cute and a nice summer pick.
Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
Mia Gibbs is looking at her return to Firefly Lake as a chance for a brand new start, after a devastating divorce her life is in need of a serious reboot, and also some much needed peace. But the moment she is back in town she runs into an old friend, a sexy old friend and he has a favor to ask. A favor that leads to some serious unexpected sparks, and the possibility of a new love life that she hadn't expected to have again.

When Mia and her daughters wander into Nick McGuire's solitary life he
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Meaghan
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Nick and Mia were an interesting pair, and played well off each other. Mia was very relatable and Nick was both hot and understanding, which is quite the sexy pairing. I love Firefly Lake.
Book Lover
This is the second book in the series. It is set in a small town and is a second chance at finding true love.

Mia Gibbs spent her marriage putting her husband's needs before her own and lost sight of who she was and what she wanted from life. Now, after a painful divorce from her cheating husband, she's building a new life for herself and her two daughters back home at Firefly Lake. She’s near her very pregnant sister, who she’s recently become close to again. She’s gotten a temporary job teachi
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Bec_BookMagicReviews
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it

Mia Gibbs is moving on after her divorce and is determined to provide a good life for her daughters in the small town of Firefly Lake. But it's hard when Nick McGuire is always around, determined to lend her a helping hand, and complicate the new life she's making for herself. Knowing that Nick isn't staying in Firefly Lake any longer than he needs to, Mia knows she should keep her distance. Yet, denying her feelings for the former bad boy is proving more difficult than she could have ever imagi
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Tracey
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's been said that you can't go home again, but sometimes, home is exactly where you need to be. And, sometimes, home is more than a place...

Firefly Lake once represented everything that Mia Gibbs didn't want. Reminders of a childhood filled with dishonesty and betrayal made it more a prison than a respite. As an adult, though, the idyllic spot in Vermont is just what Mia needs as she rebuilds a life for herself and her girls.

Nick McGuire knows himself. Disappointed again and again by those cl
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Angela Amman
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(I received a copy of this novel for consideration for review. All opinions, as always, are my own.)

Jen Gilroy's Summer on Firefly Lake is a sometimes sweet and sometimes sultry summer read, and summer reading lends itself to romance, no matter how many dark and stormy titles I add to my pile.

Summer on Firefly Lake is the second part of an interwoven, three-part series, but the story functions well as a stand-alone. I never felt lost or unsure about who people were or the role they played in Mi
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Cyndi Becker
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: july-2017
Summer on Firefly Lake is a sweet and wonderful second chance love story. As the second book in Jen Gilroy's Firefly lake series, we met Mia and Nick in her January release of Cottage at Firefly lake. There was always something there between them and I was excited that we'd get their background and to explore a potential future for them. Once again, we get a heartrending story about love, family, and community.

In Cottage at Firefly lake I was very intrigued with Mia and her daughters, and the an
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Mandie Foxylutely
3.5 stars

This is the second book in the Firefly Lake series and I would suggest the series is read in order for the best reading experience.

Mia Gibbs is recently divorced and has moved back to Firefly Lake where she used to spend her summers in her youth. She is now living near her sister, Charlie again, and feels this is the best environment for her two daughters. It also brings her back in close proximity to former bad boy now respectable attorney, Nick McGuire.

Nick is also on the other side
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Paula Ratcliffe
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R J Mckay
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review.

Grab yourself a lounge chair, a glass of iced tea and settle in for a touching and tender story of love, redemption and second chances.
Mia Gibbs is still licking her wounds after ending her marriage to her selfish and egotistical ex-husband. Now she and her two daughters are trying to make a new life for themselves in little Firefly Lake.
Nick McGuire has returned home to ‘help’ his Mom clean out her home and move her into so
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Corrie
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, lighthearted read and I truly enjoyed every minute.  Almost like a second chance romance but the second chance is with someone who can really give you the love that you want and need.

This novel had some great characters, primary and secondary.  The town is full of history for these two families...roots some would say and that really adds to a story and gives it depth, which I really appreciate.

Nick has his flaws but I think that is what makes him perfect.  He just can't quite get
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Tara
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

Like eating stew and dumplings on a cold day in winter, reading the second book in Jen Gilroy's Firefly Lake series left me feeling happy, warm and satisfied.

Actually “reading” is probably the wrong way to describe what happened when I opened Summer On Firefly Lake because it felt more like I’d been invited to pull up a chair and sit for a while. Jen's writing is so rich in colour that the place felt like home and the characters like friends.

I could use words such as gentle, heartwarmi
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Kari
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, for-review, kindle
Summer on Firefly Lake is the second book in the Firefly Lake series. I hadn't read the first book, but I thought this one held up well as a stand alone. The author gave enough background on things that happened in the first book so that I didn't feel like I was missing anything. This is Mia and Nick's story. It was a cute friends to lovers story. Both Mia and Nick had been seriously hurt by love in the past. Mia needed to learn that independence didn't mean you had to give up on love. Nick had ...more
Pam
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
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Recently divorced Mia Gibbs has returned to her child hood summer vacation spot firefly lake to build a new life with her two daughters. She spent most of her marriage putting her husbands need before hers so she is now trying to adjust and get her life back on track. She runs into Nick McGuire an old friend from the past and they share one kiss and her world is turned upside down.

For Nick his career in law in the city has always been his focus b
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