Mackenzie Walker's siblings have all found their happy-ever-afters, but she has everything a single girl needs in her California mountain hometown. Family, friends, a thriving business…and memories of Zan Elliott, her first love, whose touch—and betrayal—she's never forgotten.
Now, ten years after he left town, Zan returns to manage his late grandfather's estate…and flip Mac's life upside down with one heated glance.
Documentary filmmaking has taken Zan all over the globe, yet nowhere was far enough away to make him forget Mac. Seeing her ignites their incredible chemistry all over again.
Mac's trust won't be easily won, however, especially when Zan's inheritance jeopardizes her family's hard-earned dreams. But every moment together is challenging Zan to stop living life through a lens and dare to let his guard down for a chance at forever…
In this sweet book, two love stories, a different kind of second chances on both of them, are getting their chance to happily ever after of their own.
Mac and Zan, the legendary young lovers, whom broke up ten years ago, and the only contact they had, are the 117 postcards, Zan sent to her over the years. There's a lot of angst, past hurt, present hurt, remorse, and resentment between Mac and Zan. They spend considerable time going back and forth with their own, and each others feelings. Zan had been the brother of their heart for the Walker siblings, except for Mac, he had been her whole heart. But Zan had his demons from his childhood, and run around the world, carrying them with him, just to come back home to realize, they lived in his heart the whole time.
The other love story of young TIlda and Ash. It has its own demons as well. I think putting two love stories into one book takes away from both stories, the intensity is divided, and never full on one couple. Considering this is the last book on the Walker siblings, I don't see the point of that secondary tale in it, but it is sweet, with much less angst, than the main story.
Both Mac and Zan have kept their emotions close to their hearts, to survive from the pain. It was hard to connect with them, you get to know them, but I felt like especially Zan kept holding off. After all the back and forth, the ending came surprisingly easy and fast. So the epilogue definitely had a good place in the story. There's a lot of inner reflection, especially in the middle of the book, the story moves in slow, but thankfully picks up again towards the end. If you have been following the Walker siblings, and their journey to love, this will be an adorable ending to the series for you. And even though it is a stand-alone story, sort of, the previous cast has a prominent place in the story and reading the previous books, would be helpful to get the full aspect of the events.
Young lovers, soul mates, family of your heart, it all comes together in this emotional, passionate, and warm tale
~ Four Spoons
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