There is something magical about second chance romances and this story had me swooning. I also find that I have a thing for singers as some of my top book boyfriends are just that. Needless to say, Hank provided all the feels with how sweet, caring, thoughtful and attentive he was to Sandy. Although I feel frustrated when a protagonist is the main obstacle in their way for happiness – and Sandy was no exception to this, she was also funny, endearing and I enjoyed reading her growth throughout the story.
Justis Bolding narration was done so well and it’s something to say when one can pull off a range of characters’ voices so seamlessly.
If you’re looking for a book to give you the feels and laughter this summer, this is just the book for you.
Thank you Berkley for the arc and Penguin Random House Audio for the alc. Thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
Two high school sweethearts get a second chance at their perfect ending in this charming new romance by Kerry Winfrey, author of Very Sincerely Yours.
Once upon a time, Sandy Macintosh thought she would have her happily ever after with her high school sweetheart, Hank Tillman. Sandy wanted to be an artist, Hank was the only boy in town who seemed destined for bigger things, and they both had dreams to escape town together. But when Sandy’s plans fell through, she stayed in their small town in Ohio while Hank went off to Boston to follow his dreams to be a musician, with the promise to stay together. Only that plan fell through, too.
Fifteen years later, Sandy runs a successful greenhouse while helping her parents with their bed and breakfast. Everything is perfect…until Hank rolls back into town, now a famous alt-country singer with a son in tow. She’s happy with the life she’s built by herself, but seeing Hank makes her think about what might have been. There aren’t enough cliché love songs in the world to convince Sandy to give Hank another chance, but when the two of them get thrown together to help organize the town’s annual street fair, she wonders if there could be a new beginning for them or if what they had is just a tired old song of the past.