A romance with both heart and humor.
It took me a few chapters to warm up to both of the main characters in this book. The characters not the writing. The writing kept me reading. Great pace, and just enough tension to keep you turning the pages. No it was Sam. He was being a bit of a dweeb. Oh sure, he rescued the girls when they had car trouble, causing them to be stranded by the side of a country road, in an area they were unfamiliar. Meaghan being passed out only vaguely remembered that he was nice. But Sam was so nice the next time they met. She returned to town. This time completely sober, and aware, to pick up her car that had broken down. When she goes to thank him for his help, he rips into her for being irresponsible. Not that he should care, it’s not like they are going to meet again. Meaghan returns to school in Savannah hurt and pissed off. She’s not sure why she lets how he reacted bother her so much, it not like they are going to see each other again, Right?
Wrong. Meaghan gets placed not only in Sam’s hometown as a Art teacher for the summer, but in his very house. Needless-to-say, sparks fly. They both fight their attraction for each other. Meaghan doesn’t do commitment, and Sam thinks he’s too old for her, plus he thinks she’s a city girl, and could never be happy out on a farm. Even a farm with no real farm animals. Apparently dogs and cats don’t count.
Their journey is laughter, tears, ups and downs, and a bit of soul searching. Will they be able to overcome the obstacles in their way. And if so, how, when, and where? It’s not always the end point that matters but the journey along the way.
In this journey, I came to understand both Sam and Meaghan more, and to fall for a few of the supporting characters as well. Don’t try to read this book without at least a couple of hankies at hand. But do read it. It’s worth the frustration at Sam and Meaghan’s behavior at the beginning. They are still young yet, and a worthwhile romance is rarely easy. All in all a very enjoyable read, that I can easily recommend to others.
+++This is a New Adult Romance, intended for readers over 18. It contains scenes for mature readers.+++
Meghan Hawthorne is restless. The last year has been a roller coaster: her widowed mother just married a long-time family friend. Her younger brother unexpectedly became a father and a husband. Everyone’s life is changing. . .except for hers. As she begins her final summer of college, Meghan’s looking for excitement and maybe a little romance. Nothing serious; this girl just wants to have fun.
But the only man for Meghan turns out to be the last one she expects.
Sam Reynolds doesn’t need excitement, and he doesn’t want romance. Fun is out of the question. He’s been the steady, responsible one since his parents were killed, and serious is his way of life.
When Sam rescues Meghan alongside a dark Georgia backroad, she falls hard for his deep brown eyes and slow drawl. But making him see her as more than just a party girl won’t be easy. Sam’s tempted by the fiery young artist, even as he realizes that giving into his feelings will mean radical change. . .maybe more than he can handle.
Nobody ever said love was simple.
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