Life couldn’t be any brighter for art dealer Christina Daniels. At the top of her career, she has no problem flaunting just how perfect her little world has become.
When tragedy strikes back home, Christina is forced to put everything on hold to return back to a past she’s tried so hard to escape. Including a love she regrets letting go.
Ian Whitman has only one regret and it was letting his first love walk out of his life. Now that she’s returned, his heart won’t give her up twice without a fight.
As secrets are revealed, can Ian soothe her heart while convincing her that a place she tried so hard to run away from is the place she’s destined to stay?
Will love get a second chance in the face of tragedy?
Just as I place my pad of paper on the shelf to count the acrylic paint tubes, the door to the art closet flies
“Jesus Christ, Ian, you scared the shit outta me.” I press my hand to my chest. The look in his eyes says he
doesn’t care too much about my well-being. Uh oh. It also looks like I may have over-poked the bear.
He steps into my personal space and presses his body into mine. The door automatically swings shut behind
“Ian?” I question.
“Chrissy?” he retorts back, his breathing already heavy with what seems like pure lust.
“Can I help you with something?” I take a deep breath, trying to calm the unsteady beat of my heart.
“Yeah, you can start by not leaving your god damn lingerie around for me to see. Unless you want me to finally
break and do something about it?” He pushes himself harder into me.
And oh my god, he is definitely that. Hard.
“What are you doing?” I ask nervously.
“What I’ve been wanting to do since the moment you came back into my life.”
“And what exactly is that?” I choke out.
“Continue where we left off.”
And with that, he pulls me fully into his solid chest. The instant his lips touch mine, my knees buckle. This
kiss—this powerful, overdue kiss— is going to literally bring me to my knees
I have never read this author before but the storyline sounded really good and I was excited to see where it would take me. Christina has the perfect life and there’s nothing that can get in her way. However, things change when a tragedy strikes and she needs to go back to the one place she doesn’t want to. Her home town. A place where her one regret lives, the love of her life that she let go and him as well. As they start to communicate once more, the past keeps rearing its ugly head and things are rocky. Will they be able to overcome the past to get to a bright future with the two of them together?
J.D. Hollyfield does a wonderful job characterizing everyone and you get to really know the characters. They are well developed, they make you laugh and cry and you hope that only the best will come at the end. This was a wonderfully written story that had me flipping the pages as fast as I could read them to see what would happen. Not only were there unexpected twists and turns, but the story was done really well. I loved Christina’s niece Pippa and her character!
Rating: 4/5 Stars
About J.D. Hollyfield
J.D Hollyfield currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, son and three doxies. As a Creative Designer by day, she enjoys spending her spare time with her nose in a good book. This obsession inspired her to test out her own creative ability. With her love for romance books and a head full of book boyfriends, this encouraged her to bring her own story tolife and create her first novel.