on February 26th 2018
Source: Barclay Publicity
I received this book for free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
How can two simple words make Dylan Bronstad’s heart ache and sing at the same time?
Even seven years ago, Kelly Anne Leeson had possessed that power. Back then, all Dylan wanted to do was drink and make love to her. Really, it was no wonder she’d climbed out of his bed and walked out of his life, leaving him with nothing but a nasty hangover and the lonely memories of their time together.
Today, Dylan’s life is on track. He’s sober with the support of his family and his tight-knit group of friends. But Kelly could derail all he’s worked to accomplish. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to stay away from her.
Lured by the offer of her dream job, Kelly returns home to Crawford Falls and the friends she’d abandoned a lifetime ago. Mending those broken relationships will require some honest answers and a fair amount of forgiveness.
But facing Dylan will take a lot more—like maybe a suit of armor to protect her battle-weary heart and the secret she fears she’ll never be able to keep.
While Kelly searches for a way to maintain the safe life she’s created for her son, Dylan works to remind her of the relationship they once had.
Just as they rekindle their relationship, secrets and half-truths threaten to destroy everything.
Kelly Anne Leeson left home seven years ago is back. Dylan is torn he doesn’t know why she left all those years ago but wants to get to know her again. Kelly has a secret she’s been keeping all alone. Not only does she have to protect her heart but the heart of her son. As Dylan knows more he will do anything to make up for lost time.
In An Oyster Shell – It was a sweet second chance romance with great characters.
The Pearls – It was a sweet concept of a small town homecoming to face what she left behind. It was well executed and was a great story to follow. I love small hometown stories.
The characters were fun to follow. Dylan was a strong hero with his demons to battle. Kelly was a great heroine with a fire that sparked between the two of them. Her son was a cute kid that was well represented. Sometimes kids are not well done in stories it was not the case in this book.
The romance was sweet. I loved that Dylan pursued Kelly with a passion. I like that she was cautious. I also liked that she had some atoning to do as well. I get tired of the guy always being the one to be saying sorry. It was well balanced and refreshing.
The Sand – It was not a clean romance. There were some awkward scenes that didn’t really work with the story.