When We Left (Timber Creek Series, #1)

When We Left (Timber Creek Series, #1)

by Elena Aitken

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When We Left (Timber Creek Series, #1) by Elena Aitken

She needs a fresh start. He needs her to see how he's changed. Can time really heal everything…even a broken heart?

Sixteen years ago, rejected by her high school sweetheart, Cam Riley ran straight into the arms of a man who wouldn't hurt her. Or so she thought. Now, reeling from a painful divorce, and with a troubled teenager in tow, Cam is headed home to heal and start over.

When Officer Evan Anderson pulls over the black SUV with out of state plates, he can hardly believe his eyes when the woman behind the wheel turns out to be none other than his first love. All those years ago, he hadn't been good enough for her, and he knew it. But time has a way of changing things, and the badge on his chest isn't the only thing new.

Cam's got her hands full trying to keep her daughter out of trouble and come to grips with her new life. The last thing she needs is to get involved with Evan again. He broke her heart once; she's not about to let it happen again. But their attraction is hard to ignore, and the connection that existed between them so many years ago is still very much alive.

This could be the second chance they've always wanted, but there are years of hurt and misunderstandings between them. Never mind the truth of the past and the reality of the present that could once again threaten to pull them apart. This time for good.


When We Left is the first book in the exciting new Timber Creek Series by USA Today Bestselling Author, Elena Aitken that will make you believe in second chances of all kinds! 

Like all my books, When We Left can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. But be sure to catch up with all your favorite characters with the rest of the Timber Creek Series COMING 2018 for more small town romance!

When We Left—Cam's Second Chance (Available Now!)
When We Were Us—Christy's Second Chance (Coming July 2018!)
When We Began—Amber's Second Chance 
When We Fell—Drew's Second Chance 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155633303
Publisher: Elena Aitken
Publication date: 05/07/2018
Series: Timber Creek Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 80,974
File size: 607 KB

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When We Left (Timber Creek Series, #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Kirstiegai 8 months ago
I totally enjoyed this. A great second chance love story with good characters . Easy to read and i found it hard to put down. I'm looking forward to the next Timber Creek book
MS72IN 8 months ago
A new sure-to-be-HIT series from Elena Aitken. Meet Cam.... single mom with a teenage daughter, Morgan. Just trying to get on her feet after an epic split from her to-be-ex, Cam decides to move her and her daughter back to the small town of Timber Creek. What she doesn't expect is to run into her high-school sweetheart and true-love, Evan, who broke her heart sixteen years ago when he unexpectedly left town and Cam. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but what unfolds is a story that will keep you wanting more from these characters. I feel like I have new friends in Timber Creek and I can't wait for the next story to unfold with Cam and her friends. I look forward to reading more from Elena!!! I don't know how many books Elena has written but I have read 36 of them. I love her work!!! #inlovewithTimberCreek #CamandEvanforever
Laura_F 8 months ago
This is an amazing start to the Timber Creek series!!!!! Cam has returned home to Timber Creek after being publicly humiliated by her soon-to-be-ex-husband with her teenage daughter in tow. She's not expecting to be pulled over by her first love and town cop, Evan. There is so much left unresolved between them so Cam's return means they can finally get some answers about what happened 16 years ago. I loved everything about this book!! Cam is so strong and really showed it in how she dealt with her move, her daughter, and her exes. Their journey, both the past and present, was perfectly laid out and I was rooting for them from the second he pulled her over. I'm really want to patient for the other characters HEA but I don't know that I can be!! I can't wait for the next book in this series!
EileenAW 10 months ago
Cam Riley finds herself and her teen daughter back in her hometown in the book When We Left by Elena Aitken, book one in her Timber Creek series. After a painful divorce, Cam headed home to heal and start over. She hoped this change of scenery will also help her daughter stay out of trouble and come to grip with her new life. The only problem is encountering Officer Evan Anderson, Cam’s first love. Evan has never forgotten Cam but he broke her heart once and she’s not sure she trusts him to not do it again. However, their attraction is hard to ignore, and the connection that existed between them so many years ago, is still very much alive. This might just be the second chance they’ve always wanted, but there are years of hurt and misunderstandings between them. Never mind the truth of the past and the reality of the present could once again threaten to keep them apart. I loved reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. Every time I read one Ms. Aitken’s books I think she can’t write another better than this one, but she does. Each and every time. Each and every book. Elena really knows how to tell a wonderful story, drawing me into the story and not letting me go until I read the last page, leaving me wanting more. Her words and stories make me want to befriend her characters and live in their small town. I am looking forward to the next book in this series and highly recommend this book to other readers.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I didn't care for this book. Childish dialog made this difficult to finish. Found myself skimming frequently. I do not recommend, very dissappointed.
ledLD 11 months ago
A sweet story. It is very much like the Harlequin Romance novels. There are parts I found heart warming but there is the drama to balance the story. This is an easy read and is perfect for a vacation read.
Penny42058 11 months ago
Cam Riley and Evan Anderson were high school sweethearts until he left without a word. When she returns to Timber Creek, after her marriage falls apart, she isn’t expecting Evan to be there still. She doesn’t return alone though. She has her 15 year old troubled daughter. I’m not going to give any spoilers, so please grab your copy and read this realistic story. You will fall in love with all the characters and want to read more about them. I can’t wait to read Christy and Mark’s story next.
LoriP123 11 months ago
I loved this story by Elena Aitken! When We Left is the first book in the Timber Creek Series and a great start to a new series. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more books in this series! Cam Riley never thought she would be running back to her hometown after leaving so many years ago after being rejected by her high school sweetheart, but finding herself publically humiliated by her husband's infidelity has her heading to the one place she always considered home. Local law enforcement officer Evan Anderson is shocked to find out he has pulled over his first love Cam Riley, but now figures he can do everything possible to prove that he has changed and that their love is worth a second chance. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
gdsnv 11 months ago
Wow. I was expecting a ‘lighter’ read however Ms. Aitken delivered a thoughtful, deep, and loving story. I’d say When We Left has it all – a cranky teenager (aren’t they all sometimes?), two people who were ‘the’ couple oh so long ago, and a group of friends whose friendship endures years and miles of separation. Cam Riley comes back home to Timber Creek and runs smack dab into her old flame – and love of her young life – Evan Anderson. Their breakup, which is a simplified term for what happened, truly affected them both in all the years they’ve been apart. When We Left is truly about their story, old and new, and if they can come back together again. Cam has a teenage daughter who just makes me smile. I mean, you know there will be much angst, because of her age and the situation Cam and Morgan (her daughter) find themselves in, but the journey they take to build a closer mother/daughter relationship is truthful and touching. And the friends…OMG, talk about shades of high school! I have a funny feeling there is more to come from these friends and I’m looking forward to reading more about how their lives change. Great new series with lots of heart. Truly felt for both Cam and Evan…and even Morgan. The lives and relationships make for great reading.