Bellamy Stone and Shane McGovern shared a storybook, high-school-long romance that made them the envy of Tallulah Cove. That is, until Shane gave up his first love for the college of his dreams and hightailed it out of town without looking back. Twelve years later, Bellamy Stone has built a fulfilling life in Tallulah Cove, without Shane and his promises of forever. She owns her own home and business, has friends, and contributes to her community. So what if her dates lack a certain spark. A girl can't have it all, right?
Shane never intended to see Bellamy again. He'd managed to avoid her for twelve years, through a marriage, the birth of a son, and the death of them both. When one more tragedy strikes, Shane is called home to stand in for his father in the family business forcing him to face the woman he left behind, and the dormant feelings for her that flare back to life.
Can Shane forgive himself for the way he ended things with Bellamy, the death of his wife and son, and dare to grasp at a second chance for a happily-ever-after he doesn't believe he deserves?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Shane McGovern is still reeling from the devastating loss of his wife and son. He is called back to Tallulah Cove when his father suffers a heart attack. It means facing up to family issues as well as his first love, Bellamy. Bellamy Stone’s first love left town for the big city and college and now Shane has returned. Taking over his father’s construction business, his first client is Bellamy. Is he being disloyal to his wife by realizing that he still has feelings for Bellamy? Will she be able to accept the love he had with his first marriage? A beautiful story of finding love again with a woman who values his past and embraces the love he had and lost with his first family. A truly heartwarming visit to Tallulah Cove. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation from the author. (by paytonpuppy)
This story, one that is at times heartbreaking and at others heartwarming is one of the best in the series. Mind you, they are all very good. The story centers around Bellamy Stone and Shane McGovern. All during HS they were sweethearts until the day he told her he’d been accepted to a university in LA and left her behind without a look back. Twelve years later , Bellamy is now a baby photographer and Shane, an architect, is in town temporarily to help his Dad. Shane has suffered great losses and neither or them is the person they were twelve years ago. The chemistry is there but can the past and losses be embraced, or will they keep them apart once again? This is another winner in this series. I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.