Released: January 13, 2015
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: Forever Yours
On the Flap
Attorney Hannah Sterling lives a life she's worked hard for. So when she unexpectedly inherits an inn, Hannah decides to take that long overdue holiday and settle her eccentric grandmother's estate. She knew there would be challenges, but what's hardest about returning to Mirabelle, Florida, is facing the man who gave her the most passionate summer of her life-and then broke her heart.
Nathanial Shepard never forgot the redheaded goddess who lit up his world and got away. Now that she's home, Shep vows to make up for their years apart-and if the fire in her kiss is any indication, they're well on their way. But when a devastating secret from their past threatens their future, Shep must fight to heal Hannah's heart. Because this time, their love will truly be unforgettable...
Years ago, Hannah sought refuge from her stifling family with her grandma in the sleepy town of Mirabelle. Although young, she knew that Shep was more than puppy love. Regardless when summer was over she left him and went on her way to college to try to prove her worth to her pretentious parents. Over the years, she has turned into a workaholic lawyer and making partner at a prestigious firm in record time. Now that her grandma has passed away, she has to return to the place that once made her happy but now haunts her.
Nathanial Shepard AKA Shep has been the fun loving friend of the bunch in Mirabelle. As part owner of the local bar, his place is often where everyone meets up. Throughout the years he’s never been in a steady relationship. Everyone except him seems to know he pines for “the one that got away”. Instead he plays the field but never gets close to anyone. Now that Hannah is back in town, Shep wants another chance and this time he doesn’t want to lose her.
I can’t even say how much I love this series and specifically this book. I think I’ve said that with each of Shannon Richard’s installments but the characters are so relatable. This story focuses on second chances. It’s emotional and angst-filled without being over the top. Shep and Hannah both have unique perceptions to what happened in the past and how it has followed them throughout the years. Perhaps, they both never moved on because they didn’t want to but that is where you can interpret what you think. Yet again, I now must wait for the next story…and it can’t come soon enough.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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