I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Ethen wonders in and out of town usually showing up for major events. He’s back this time due to a family tragedy. His brother Dean isn’t sure he’s up to handling Ethen taking off again. Ethen and Dean’s childhood best friends Sam and Cal have somethings of their own going on. Brought together again Sam and Ethen have to decide if they can make a future or step off of memory lane forever.
This was a nice and sweet story. Really tame, not what I’d call my usual gritty story but very likable. If you’re looking for a nice love story this one fits the bill.
When family tragedy brings bad boy Ethan Foster home, he doesn’t expect a warm welcome. In the small town of Hinterdown reputation is everything – and Ethan’s was ruined long ago. Nobody wants him around, particularly not Sam O’Hara, the girl he left behind. There’s still a powerful spark between them, but Sam is afraid to risk her heart again. And Ethan is hiding a secret that will have repercussions for his whole family. Will the townspeople ever forgive him? More importantly, will those he loves the most find it in their hearts to take him back?
This tender tale of love and redemption is the first in a brilliant new series by Elise K. Ackers, author of Small Town Storm and the bestselling The Man Plan.