'Tis the season for second chances…and secrets!
Forget the mistletoe maneuvers. Kelly Rasmussen isn't planning on having that reunion kiss with Dr. Caleb Buchanan any time soon. Things had long ago gone south for these former high school sweethearts. Except for that one night six years ago—which resulted in an explosive secret Kelly's kept till this very day.
Now career and family have brought them both back to Weaver, Wyoming. Their unavoidable clashes—and instant chemistry—make them realize this town isn't big enough for the two of them. Or three of them—counting Kelly's son. Because there's something about that little boy… For one thing, he has Caleb's eyes…
Forgiveness and second chances are some of the most difficult things to give since trust will never be that same after you once break it. This story hits to the core of the forgiveness since both Caleb and Kelly have deeply hurt each other, and both are in need of absolution, compassion, forgiveness.
The story is an emotional roll-a-coaster, I was in tears several times because the hurt and pain they are inflicting on each other are touchable.
I wish there would have been more Caleb side of the story. Why he broke up with Kelly in the past, that I understand: they were both young, and trying to do a long distance relationship is never easy, not to mention for a college freshman, but did he really love the person he left Kelly for and was it only her rejection of Caleb that made him return to Kelly? The present day conflict needed more of a solution, in my opinion. I was left wanting more feelings, deeper emotions, and most of all more communication of those emotions between Caleb and Kelly.
But there were things that filled my heart with joy, as well. The connection between Tyler and Caleb was immediate, warm and caring. But as well was Tylor protective of his mother, and stood up when he felt the need for it. Those scenes were so real and raw, they overwhelmed me with emotions.
I loved how the family was so thick, undivided, and linked to each other. The support they showed, the acceptance and concession from them was heartfelt.
The story undeniably brings out the emotions. It makes you think and ponder what and how much would you be willing to forgive and accept if needed.
An ardent and earnest story about love, family, grace, mercy and forgiveness
~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
A frequent name on bestseller lists, Allison Leigh's highpoint as a writer is hearing from readers that they laughed, cried or lost sleep while reading her books. She’s blessed with an immensely patient family who doesn’t mind (much) her time spent at her computer and who gives her the kind of love she wants her readers to share in every page.
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