A HAPPY REUNION?
Way back when, Hunter Boone thought he and Josie Stephens had something that would last forever. Then she got her ticket out of town and took off—alone.
The hurt nearly tore him apart. By the time Josie realized she'd made a mistake, Hunter had already married.
Now Josie's back in Stonewall Crossing, and while instant fire flares between them, she can't come between the now single dad and his son.
As the whole town gets ready for Christmas, Josie finds it hard to avoid Hunter.
No matter how much he tempts her with the promise of a future together, she has to tell herself—for her own survival—that relationships just aren't her thing…
A heartbreaking and touching story about second chances, and forgiveness.
The connection between Hunter and Josie is so strong, unique, and vigorous, that even after eleven years, it is tangible in the air when they meet.
But as palpable the connection is, so is the hurt and pain of their past. There's a lot of things that never were talked about, feelings and emotions that were not discussed openly, there was hurt feelings on both sides, and the consequences that were permanent.
And Hunter and Jo might be able to have a better chance in love again, if Hunter's son, Eli didn't dislike Jo so deeply. Eli's mother, Amy, truly the perfect villain with her manipulative, lying, story telling, and stealing ways, has fed the young mind all his life, lies about Josie. And since Josie and Eli has something in common, very similar type of mothers, it is easy for her to understand Eli's behavior.
The love, passion and desire between Hunter and Josie is real, deep, and raw. They promise not to give up without a fight this time, like they did when they were young. But they didn't take into a consideration, that not everyone was willing to tell the truth, even on Christmas.
I admired that Hunter, despite everything that Amy did, and had done, didn't bad mouth her to Eli. He still respected her as his mother. The relationship between Eli and Hunter is on the first true trial, with Josie back in Hunter's life.
This is an emotional story, with lots of deep feelings. Grace, compassion and forgiveness is in abundance, as true love finds its match again. Get your tissues ready, there might be some tears..
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me