He's the kind of guy that keeps me up all night, but only in my dreams.
And it's agony, sweet agony.
From the moment I laid eyes on Brantley Cardwell, I knew he was too good to be true—sexy, southern and charming.
There are some guys that are just too everything for their own good.
I should've kept my distance that summer, but I didn't.
I should've known better than to fall for someone like him. But at seventeen, taking control of my heart wasn't so easy.
I thought he'd be my first kiss. I thought he'd be my first everything.
He became my first crush. And then he crushed me.
Twelve years later he's back in town and there's no way I'll fall for that sexy southern drawl, irresistible smile and all that charm.
No matter how well he fills out a pair of old faded Levi's.
Maybe it's the taste of bourbon on his lips that burns so good. But the bourbon holds a secret igniting a firestorm neither one of us can stop.
Now Brant is risking his legacy, his family, his heart—all for me.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well….I just loved everything about this book! So…where to start… The characters were fantastic. The way author Christy Pastore created, visualized, and gave them to us in this wonderful story just filled me. From their personalities to their thoughts and actions was such a perfect combination! Swoon-worthy Brantly Cardwell, who crushed Caroline Stratton’s heart on her eighteenth birthday, and is now back in town. Then you have the storyline…it was so good! The backstory was very well written. The banter was there but not extremely intense. There were moments of heartache and love and warmth and humor…yeah…it was just perfectly put together. It is a wonderful second-chance, small town romance, (with a little mystery involved) novel! I absolutely enjoyed this two person POV story! Looking forward to the next release from this author!
My adoration for Brant started when I read the first book Beautiful March. He was such a sweet, doting brother to Haven. I couldn’t wait to find out if Brant and Caroline would end up together. The two have such good chemistry. I loved their fun and flirty interactions. I enjoyed seeing their relationship develop and grow as they work through their issues. Their story is charming and full of emotion. I definitely recommend giving it a read. I can’t wait to see what will happen next in Mayfield.
This book kept me flipping the pages to see what was going to happen between Caroline and Brant. When she was in high school, she had a crush on him, but he never pursued her because she was underage. When he returns home, he keeps running into Caroline and he wonders why she’s so upset with him. Wait until you find out why, lol. Things really heat up, when they finally talk. I loved the suspense in this story and how everything worked out in the end. I loved catching up with the characters from Beautiful March also. I hope to read more books from this author, in the future.
This is the first book by this author that I have read and I am so happy that I did. A great second chance romance. Brant and Caroline had a past so when he returns to his hometown, they realize that the attraction is still there between them. They are really going to have to work on several things before they can actually move on in the present. Can they be friends again or can it be something much more? Can she trust him not to break her heart again? If you pick up this book, you will get these questions answered and I think that you will like the outcome. As I said, this was the first book that I have read from this author but it won’t be my last. I received an ARC of this book and I am voluntarily leaving a review.