One long, hot summer would never be enough . . .
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 Shepherd 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 . . .
Stephanie’s Review: ★★★★
Wow! Do you ever wonder about that summer romance you had years ago? What happened to him? Well for Hannah Sterling, her summer romance has hurt her heart for many years. It was so much more than just a little fling. But when she left Mirabelle that summer, she took something of Shep that she will never forget and she hasn’t healed from since.
Now she finds herself back in Mirabelle. She knows in order to fight the past, she is going to have to heal it first. Her grandmother knew it too. That’s why she left her the inn. Her grandmother knew this was the way to force Hannah to deal with it, with him.
There is just something about Shep that just calls to her, she is drawn to him like a moth to a fire. She sees him and instantly knows what she wants, but her heart and her mind are telling her two different things. She is not that same girl from years before. So much has happened, her life has happened. She can’t do this with him. He destroyed her heart once, she doesn’t want him to do it again. But the need for Shep may outweigh the fear inside.
These two are amazing. She pushes, he pulls. The reaction to one another is perfect and they know they are made for one another. There is nothing he won’t do to win her back. He is going to have to hold on tight. If she leaves town this time, it will not be alone.
This book has a lot of spirit. It is full of sass and spunk and I just love warm hearted reads like that. No, it is not a perfect situation or a perfect relationship, but it is real and relatable. I love that. But it was more than that. It was the hope. This book just brings out the hope in your heart. The hope of forever, the hope of love. The hope for the characters.
This book made me smile, made my heart ache and made me feel alive. This book captures the essence of what a great read is about. Fabulous, flirty and fun! I loved this book!
Shannon Richard grew up in the Florida Panhandle as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music. She graduated from Florida State University with a BA in English Literature and still lives in Tallahassee where she battles everyday life with writing, reading, and a rant every once in a while. Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis. She’s still waiting for her Southern, scruffy, Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes love stories to indulge her overactive imagination. Oh, and she’s a pretty big fan of the whimsy.