Lifestyles of the small-town famous
Forced to leave Nashville after a scandal, Savannah Walters has come home to Slippery Rock, Missouri, with a bruised ego and her singing career in jeopardy. As if that isn't humiliating enough, on her way into town she's rescued by her swoon-worthy childhood crush, Collin Tyler.
His hands are full running the family orchard and dealing with his delinquent teen sister, so Collin doesn't need to get involved with someone as fiery and unpredictable as Savannah. But the intense attraction between them can't be denied. And when disaster strikes, they'll both be surprised by who's still standing when the dust settles.
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Sometimes what we go searching for has been right in front of us the whole time! A sweet story of finding a sense of belonging even when life doesn't go the way you want. The characters are enjoyable and carry the story to a happy fruition. A little slow in places, but overall a deep and meaningful read! Savannah Walters hasn't been able to truly find her place in the world no matter how much she's searched. She's a product of her past and can't seem to get her head around the fact that the responsibility of other people's decisions and choices didn't rest on her shoulders. She tried to strike out on her own in Nashville, but after a bit of a scandal that brought her tour and possibly her entire career to a screeching halt, she finds her way back home to Slippery Rock, Missouri. Collin Tyler is the first person she comes upon when she gets back into town ... of all people ... the guy she had a crush on as a kid, but who never gave her the time of day of anything more than his best friend's little sister. Collin has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders right now running his family orchard, taking care of his ailing Gran and trying to get his trouble making teenage sister under control ... the last thing he needs is a woman hanging around! But needing it and wanting it are two entirely different things ... and the yearning he feels for her is a little too much to resist!
Such a good read! It takes a while to figure out what exactly Savannah's deal is--which is a bit frustrating at first, but once we have the whole story? It finally makes sense, and from that point on--all the feels. Seriously, there were tears. More than once. Between Savannah and her mom, Savannah and Collin, and Collin and his little sister Amanda, the relationships in this book just slay me. I can't wait to see what's going to happen next for the people of Slippery Rock--Levi, Savannah's brother; Mara, Collin's absent sister; James, the deputy sheriff; and Adam, their longtime friend who isn't exactly left in a good spot at the end of this book...gah! How soon until book 2 comes out? Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.