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Posted February 7, 2011
2.5 / 3<BR><BR> Jared Danville is returning to Danville, KS after being gone for 15 years. Holly Jacobs, Jared's old flame, is planning on moving away from Danville for a new life in California. One of Jared's purposes for returning is to see if he can convince Holly otherwise. Will Holly be amenable?<BR><BR> I really can't say I cared much for this novella. I wanted to and I did like the premise of Jared coming home to make amends - with his family and with Holly.<BR><BR> What made me really dissatisfied with the story is that Jared and Holly's relationship - or at least the re-kindling of it - seems forced. Jared has come back because he is re-evaluating his life and yet still acts like an (in my opinion) arrogant horse's backside towards Holly in an "You had feelings for me, still do, I'll use them for all they are worth to win you over" sort of way. Meanwhile, Holly - who is set on moving to California and starting a new life - constantly acts against her independent character (again, in my opinion) and comes across almost twins of herself - an independent woman and as someone who is willing to give up that independence in submission to her man.<BR><BR> Maybe the story would have worked better for me if it was longer or if there was a longer time frame that allowed for greater plausibility for re-establishing Jared's and Holly's relationship. As it stands, the story just didn't gel for me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.