I don't know why... but Rob and Kate's story was so captivating! The two very trouble people. Tortured soul, indeed. Love them. Anyway, I think I've just answered my own question.
Kate was a P.I. from Las Vegas. She quit because she felt terrible over something, she experienced hardcore heartbreak, and then Gospel crossed her mind for her to be with her lonely, alone grandpa Stanley, find herself, heal her shattered heart, and some peace. She did get those but only it was much better, she found a man, a friend, and a lover. That guy is Rob Sutter.
Rob Sutter played for Chinooks before tragedies hit him hard, got him traumatized and phobia, and he learnt the lessons in hard way. When he walked into Kate's life, his life pretty much went round and upside down. He liked her so much he afraid declaration of love would ruin everything but he just couldn't live without Kate. Her presence made him so content. She was his smiling sunshine.
I'm a sucker for a far away getaway from big busy city to quiet and peace small town. It's because it's all about the forest surroundings and peace. In addition to the love story of Rob and Kate, Stanley and Grace at this serene Gospel town and the people, the book made me fell in love hard so yeah I gave the book solid 5 stars. Regardless of crazy bitch Louisa, Rob's ex. Hmph!
I still want it. I want to try with someone who loves me enough to try with me. I want to grow old looking at the same face every morning. I want to grow old looking at the same face every night at the dinner table. I want to be one of those old couples you see still holding hands and laughing after fifty years of marriage. That's what I want. I want to be someone's forever.
I love you, Kate. I used to think that if something went wrong in my life, I'd just solve the problem by never making the same mistake twice. But that didn't solve anything. It just made my life lonely as hell. Then you came along and let the sunlight back into my life. I love you and I want to be with you forever. I want you to be my friend and lover. Not for today or tomorrow. Not for a year or five years from now.
Read on your own peril.