For him, everything had fallen into place...
Levi Dorsey didn't want much and never complained. The private, sexy bar owner was content in his life and excited to move forward with his new business project. There was just one problem--he'd never been able to forget about that kiss...or about her.
For her, everything had fallen apart...
Shelby Kellan was once confident in knowing who she was and what she wanted. But recent events caused the gorgeous, blue-eyed beauty to barely recognize the woman she saw when she looked in the mirror. She knew she needed a fresh start. Could she do it with his kiss still lingering on her lips?
Eighteen months ago, Levi and Shelby shared the perfect kiss. Now, he wanted more, but would she be able to give that to him after already losing so much?
Reading a Hope Falls novel, for me, is like visiting your hometown, with your best friends. The atmosphere is so friendly and accepting. The town folks are not shy to bug into your business, and they take care of their own. I love these stories, and have been waiting to read Levi's story ever since he was first introduced, because, really, Levi is just all that!
Levi has always come across as honest, loyal, protective, friendly, and kind. He is hot as all get out, and not shy about it. He knows who he is, and is proud of what he has accomplished, like he should be. I adore him!
Shelby, the sparkling, fun loving, beautiful, stubborn, spunky, kind and caring person, has gone through something that no one should have to endure. With time, and place to heal, she finds herself again, from the broken person she had begun.
I love the way the domestic abuse was handled in this story. It wasn't the main focus of the book, but it was dealt with serious, thoughtful, and respectful way towards the victim.
Levi and Shelby together were explosive. The chemistry, connection, attraction was burning hot, creating humorous moments, as Levi is trying to do the right thing, and giving Shelby time to heal. But when they get together, it is so amazing, beautiful, and loving, it left me breathless.
I cherish each Hope Falls novel, this, like all the others, made me laugh out loud (several times!), smile, sigh, swoon, and tear up. It is well written, with humor and love, not diminishing the tragedies in life, while celebrating all that is good in it
~ Five 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