Vanessa Devereaux revives an old love with this sweet and sensitive suspense story. Wade is a sympathetic character who it was easy to lose my heart too. He is a real man, full of contradictions and I love that he wasn’t perfect and at no point did I want him to be. I appreciated how delicately the initial heartbreak was handled, because it would have been easy to hate Sophie for how she broke Wade’s heart. Instead of finding myself hating her, the situation was handled so sensitively so that it was something I was able to move beyond. I adore Emily Richardson, she was one fantastic character and I could see her come to life right before my very eyes. She and Wade’s father hold a special place in my heart as far as memorable characters go. I enjoyed the fact we job right into the action and the premise of the story was quite entertaining. I look forward to seeing what else this author has to offer.
Wade Linley never thought he’d live to see the day when he’d receive a frantic call from Emily Richardson asking him to drive out to the Mountain View B and B because she was about to be arrested for first degree murder. However, the evidence is overwhelming. Now she’s on her way to jail and has only one request—for Wade to phone call her granddaughter, Sophie, and ask her to come home. Wade knows having her back in town means nothing but trouble for his heart.
Sophie can’t believe it’s Wade’s voice on the other end of the line and that her grandmother has been arrested for murder. Going home is a must but things would be a lot easier if Wade wasn’t there. After all, she did break his heart eight years ago. Together, can these once childhood sweethearts clear Emily’s name and put their differences aside while rediscovering their love for one another?
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