When I was a little boy, the best thing about the holiday season was unwrapping presents on Christmas morning — tearing off the paper and tossing it on the floor. Now that I’m a man, I like to unwrap slowly, deliberately, taking my time to savor what lies before me. I still like to throw the wrapping on the floor, but now I know the best gifts come wrapped in lace.
And unlike when I was a kid, I won’t get sick of this present by New Year’s. I’ll definitely be playing with this girl day after day after day.
After six years avoiding my hometown, the last thing I expected when I returned was a wannabe bad girl to unwrap my heart and rip open my soul. But that’s exactly what happened. Now if I can just get the hell out of my own way, maybe I’ll finally get the best gift of all — her!
Come get unwrapped by Drew this holiday.
We all have things in our past that change our lives. We all have people in our lives that touch the heart and you will always have fond memories of them.
But when the past is a heartbeat away and something is so familiar about the person next to you at the bar, you know it is going to be one of those magical moments that will change everything… if only you get his or her name.
Drew left his small town six years ago to avoid the biggest heartbreak of his life. He lost more than just a relationship with a girl that night. He lost his best friend and now he has returned to that town. Not to mend what they broke, but to honor his grandmother. He misses his parents and his grandmother… but the other two… that is what has kept him away for so long.
Avoiding the inevitable a little longer, he stops in a bar and that last stop may ultimately change everything in his world… There is something about her. She is beautiful and familiar and though Drew has no idea why, something about her has just completely captivated him.
So just imagine his surprise when she walks into his grandma’s house.
Piper left this small town when she was young. She left so much behind but the one thing she left behind was him. They were the best of friends and though neither of them ever admitted it to one another, they were first loves.
But can enough repairs be made for Piper and Drew to find their way back to one another or has too much time passed, too many wounds left unhealed? Everyone knows that Piper and Drew are completely perfect for one another and they know it too, but so much has happened in such a short amount of time, can they find what they once shared has only grown and can be so much more? Or will the past continue to be the breaking point for Drew?
This book is just beautiful and touching. Piper is pure strength. She has her one weakness though and that’s what hurts the most just the though of losing Drew a second time… Drew has so many things he needs to overcome to feel like that small town is home again. Until he can overcome his past, he may not be able to see through to the future.
I loved the characters in this book. Drew was tough but still had a weakness but one thing he was true to was how he felt about Piper and how much he adored her. Even when he thought it was all over and he was going back to his life, he knew he would never get past Piper. I loved Piper. She saw her clarity, she knew this town was where she belonged. She had loved Drew when she was little and she knew that she loved him now.
This book was a great beginning to my holiday season and truly a holiday to remember. I fell in love with this book and woke up to snow on the ground. It just seemed to be the perfect read for a wintery day.
“There was this guy.”
“OOH, a guy.”
“Shut up,” I said, laughing. “We flirted and drank all night, and he was so hot and sweet and. . . .”
“You are totally gushing over a boy. I can’t believe it.”
“I am not,” I protested, but I knew I was. “I don’t even know his name.”
“I threw up before we got that far.”
Sabrina fell back on my bed laughing. “You did not.”
I hid my head back under my pillow. “I did.”
“Girl, you are hopeless,” she said, still laughing. “How hot was he?”
I came out from hiding. “Pretty damn hot.”
“As in you’d shave for him? That hot?”
“As in I’d wax for him.”
Sabrina started to fan herself, and I got up and headed to my bathroom, looking for some aspirin. “We’ve got to find this wax-worthy gentleman,” Sabrina called out.
ABOUT PRESCOTT LANE
Prescott Lane is the author of First Position, Perfectly Broken, and her new release, Quiet Angel. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.
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