on September 25, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Fourteen years after her abrupt departure, Samara Davis is back in Marietta, Montana. Now a widow, all she wants is to give her anxious four-year old daughter, Jade, a happy, stable home. Unfortunately, the heritage house she purchased is nowhere near ready for occupancy. And the man responsible for the delay is none other than high-school golden boy and love of her life Logan Stafford, available, interested and just as swoon-worthy as ever.
But this single mother has one priority. She’s all Jade has, and she’ll do anything, make any sacrifice, for her child’s future. And getting distracted by a long-lost boyfriend is not on the agenda.
Logan Stafford never forgot the lonely girl from the wrong side of the tracks who broke his heart. Not only is she as irresistible as ever, but her delightfully odd little girl has him wrapped around her finger in no time. Believing they’ve been given a second chance, Logan’s determined to pull out all the stops on the house to prove to them both that he’s a guy they can count on. But, despite how easy it is to love Logan, a second chance is still a gamble Samara can’t afford to take.
Thank you to Roxanne Snopek for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
After losing her husband, Samara Davis and her young daughter, Jade, move back to her small Montana hometown to start over. After getting settled in their temporary home, Samara pays a visit to her new home that is in the final stages of being remodeled. When she arrives, what she least expects is to find her high school flame, Logan, doing all of the work. When Logan & Samara’s eyes meet, it’s apparent the attraction is still there and after all these years, never went away.
After never getting the proper goodbye when Samara left abruptly, Logan went about his life, married the cheerleader, but eventually got divorced. It’s almost uncanny the timing of Samara moving back into town & most certainly fate, destiny, whatever you wish to call it, that leads these two back to one another. However, Samara has her guard up & puts her sole focus on her four year old daughter, terrified to even let go just a little bit. It takes an unlikely “aunt” and Logan to help her realize that she can trust them & let them in.
This novella is heartfelt & about letting down the walls surround you. I loved Samara & Logan and the chemistry they had from the get go. Jade, even though she’s only four, was also key to the story & developed so much throughout the story. All of the other secondary characters built a sense of community around Samara and Jade.
I’ve read other stories from Roxanne Snopek & I plan on continuing to do so. This truly was a lovely story & one that I am happy to review.