Second book in The Liberty Sands Trilogy
Holly decides to keep the baby without telling Philippe that he is soon to become a father. Struggling to find a way to break the news to Harry, as she is fearful of damaging their enviably close relationship, a chance remark from Robert reveals Holly’s condition and Harry starts asking questions about his own father, who he has previously shown no interest in. Once he has a name, Gareth Caswell, he enlists the help of Amy, one of his university flat-mates, who is secretly in love with him, and they discover Gareth didn’t return from a study trip in Los Angeles. In America, Harry meets his paternal grandparents and finds out that Gareth was unable rather than unwilling to return to the UK twenty years previously. Following a freak sporting accident which left him in a coma and with memory loss, he now lives a solitary existence on the Gower peninsula, believing the love of his life, Holly, died in the car accident that killed her father; information given to him by Holly’s mother . After a highly-charged first meeting with his father, Harry returns home to find Philippe on his doorstep. In his emotional state he believes Philippe has the right to know Holly is expecting his baby and suggests that he goes with him to Barbados, to stay at his wealthy friend Hugo’s holiday home, as coincidentally Holly is on the island for her latest Liberty Sands assignment. The attempted reconciliation doesn’t go to plan but Holly does agree to allow Philippe access to their baby provided he agrees to curtail his heavy drinking. Holly finds herself wishing he was more like Nick, Robert’s partner in his architect business, who is from her home town of Nottingham and who she instantly felt a connection with..