Release Date : March 31st 2015
Publisher : Zebra
Pages : 352
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Description : In this evocative new series from author Sarah Hegger, a woman returns home after a long absence–and wonders if two wrongs really can make a right. . .
Nine years ago Lucy Flint ran away to Seattle, taking her friend’s boyfriend and leaving her high school sweetheart without a word of explanation. Now she’s back in Willow Park, Illinois, to help care for her ailing father–and it’s no surprise that her ex, Dr. Richard Hunter, is still angry.
Still, she’s a different Lucy now. Sober, wiser, ready to make amends to the long–make that very long–list of those she mistreated during her wild younger days. Falling for Richard all over again would mean wreaking havoc in both their lives and possibly squandering her opportunity for redemption. But here, in the place where everything went wrong, is the one person who always felt right, and a second-chance that could be the best mistake she ever made. . .
My Thoughts :
This is the first of Sarah Hegger’s books I’ve read and I’d like to thank NetGalley for sending me a copy to review.
From page 1 I was hooked on this little treasure of a book. Lucy’s character is likeable and she’s come home to face her past.
The story is very well written and not just your typical romance. Lucy’s a recovering alcoholic and she’s come back home to Willow Park after 9 years to help out her Mum with her ailing Father. Both her parents aren’t very likeable characters but Lucy see’s this chance to move forward with her life and with support from her sponsor taking these steps to right her wrongs she will be able to move forward with her life and put her troubles behind her, hopefully.
Through the story we find out why Lucy has stayed away for so long, why she left and what she has to try to put right. One being the handsome Richard who was once the love of her life and now lives next door to her parents and is her Fathers Dr.
Lucy’s a strong character who doesn’t blame anyone else for her past. She’s the one who has done wrong and I think anyone who reads this book will be able to take something away from this fact. Reading this story I got quite attached to Lucy and felt her emotions within me as I went along. I love when you can connect with a character and feel their frustration, anger, hurt, joy etc. It makes you feel like you’ve slipped into the book beside them.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next book in the series Nobody’s Fool.
I’m giving this book a fabulous 4 hearts
Holly Partridge had no plans to return to Willow Park, Illinois, until her troubled younger sister Portia fled her home and aimed herself straight at Holly’s high school nemesis–too-gorgeous-to-be-true Josh Hunter. Riding a manic bipolar high, Portia’s only a danger to herself, but Holly needs to find her before she crashes. That means asking Josh for help.
The ultimate love ’em and leave ’em lothario, Josh was never good for anything but a broken heart. But now he’s lending a hand when Holly needs it most–and revealing surprising generosity and compassion. Has Josh shed his bad boy ways? Or is Holly suddenly grown up enough to acknowledge her own mistakes? Trusting Josh could be a disaster–or the first step in banishing the past to make way for a future happier than Holly ever imagined. . .