They're both learning from scratch
Molly Adamson has moved back to the place that made her happiest: Eagle Valley, Montana. Teaching college English classes is also a fresh start…even if he's one of her students. Finn Culver. Athlete, heartthrob, homecoming date. After that disastrous night all those years ago, Molly never wanted to see Finn, now a handsome military veteran, again.
But as she gets to know him through his writing, helping him conquer an undiagnosed learning disability, Molly sees much more than the swaggering charmer.
Both teacher and student will learn a lot about love, and each other, if they can let the past go…
Starting a new is never easy, but both Molly and Finn has made their minds to make the most of it, even though they have a very different ways to approach the matter in their own lives.
I liked the community college scene, with the teacher connections, the challenges for both the teachers and the students, and the joy of that 'click' when you learn something new and it all starts to make sense.
The Lightning Creek community is very tight knit, they are looking after each other, they help and support each other as needed, and even when it's not. There's a lot of fun, humoristic banter and smiles around Mike and his friends.
I also liked Molly and Finn together, the connection and chemistry between them were obvious, they clearly had a lot in common and shared similar values. There were some issues, like Molly's extreme judgmental tendencies that I had to take a step back and think about. Because the further the story went, the more it sounded like Molly was a snob, even though she said she did it just for protection from getting hurt and not making mistakes.
A well-written story that was easy to get lost in as it glided off the pages. The characters charisma was contagious, their struggles with the thoughts of their future known and true. The attraction between Molly and Finn was shadowed by her past and their shared history, and they both had to grow, develop, and mature to be able to start building a sturdy foundation for the rest of their lives. This is a tale that made me think and evaluate my thoughts and gut reactions.
~ Four Spoons