Finding love means taking risks, letting go, and believing in second chances . . . A devastating break-up Yes, I m ready to be your wife after five years together. I m ready to marry you, to do laundry together, to have kids with you and wake up in the middle of the night when they cry, and try to find time for sex, and laugh about it when we can t. I m ready for all of it, Daniel. Katy McNamara is ready, but Daniel, her devoted but commitment-wary boyfriend, isn t. When her thirtieth birthday comes and goes without a marriage proposal, she leaves the dull safety of an east coast freelance job for an assignment in Costa Rica, hoping the distraction of writing about yoga and surfing in a tropical paradise will help her heal. Enter Carson Richardson tanned, tall, and handsome, a world-class surfer who also happens to be smart, wealthy, and a very nice guy. A breathtaking new love Carson the surf god teaches me how to ride the waves. Carson sits with me on a surfboard, and we kiss as the sun sets behind us. Carson looks on with approval as I send a postcard home with one sentence that reads: I m not coming back. Loving Carson opens a world of adventure for Katy, though the dangers of his sport always lurk at the edges of their happiness. If the unthinkable happens, will the fantasy be enough? Falling in love means trusting, hoping, sharing and learning to live for today. Falling in love means realizing that life is as fragile and as beautiful as beach glass. Suzan Colón is the author of young adult novels based on the TV series Smallville. Suzan has contributed to O, the Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and many other publications. She has been practicing yoga for nearly twenty-five years, is a twice-certified yoga instructor, and has taught at the world-renowned Integral Yoga Institute in New York City. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Nathan. Visit the author at SuzanColon.net.