Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.
I fell in love with him when I was seven. I scraped my knee, and he helped carry me inside.
Our love story was the talk of the town until a woman told everyone she was pregnant with his baby. The only rational solution was to high tail it out of town and never come back.
My best friend needed a place to hide, and you can’t get much more covert than my family farm, so I came back. For her. It was supposed to be temporary, and I wasn’t supposed to see him, but that’s what happens when you live in a small town where everyone knows each other.
Being the sheriff in a small town was never my dream. My father died and my older brother took off, so I had to be the one to look after my mother. I stayed. I fulfilled my duties as a son and I protected my hometown.
My life wasn’t perfect, but I was content. Until I locked eyes with a ghost from my past, Kallie. I thought it was my imagination, it couldn’t be. I loved her most of my life, but now I hated her.
The town gossip mill was going into overdrive. I kept my head down and my mind off of the woman who shattered my heart when she ran away. She didn’t give me a chance to explain, it didn’t matter to her then. I didn’t matter.
A second chance is never promised, but now that mine is right under my nose, I’m not sure I can take it.
My ARC Review:
This was a fab read, small town, second chance, angsty and emotional, about a couple who grew up together and were childhood sweethearts, destined to be together, until they weren’t….
Kallie and Jacob were so full of love for each other and very close friends with a small tight group, always there for each other. Until Prom Night, when things go horribly wrong…. bad decisions, secrets and mistakes, so much so that Kallie left town.
8 yrs later and Kallie is back in her hometown in an effort to protect her best friend who needs a place to hide, and Kallie’s parents seemed like the best place. But she was so unprepared for seeing Jacob again, and all the feelings that this brings.
Told in a dual POV, this one delivers all the feels and a whole thwack of Southern charm and family love. A great read, well worth it.
When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…