Author: Nancy Naigle
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads: Katherine Barclift had it all: the perfect job, the perfect car, and what she thought was the perfect marriage. But when her entire world collapses in one stomach-churning instant, she hits the road and keeps driving until that so-called “perfect life” is just a dot in her rearview mirror.
A chance encounter leads her to make a pit stop in Boot Creek, a drowsy little North Carolina town where she can call herself Katy, soak up the peace and quiet…and drink in the bluer-than-blue eyes of Derek Hansen, a local doctor still wrestling with his own painful past. Both Katy and Derek are wary about giving romance another shot, but they can’t deny the intense attraction between them. And if being in Boot Creek has taught them anything, it’s to take life as it comes and never pass up a chance at true love…no matter how wounded your heart may be.
Ope’s Opinion: This book started out a little on the sad side, but moved quickly forward from there. The pace was awesome – constantly moving the story along. Most of the book only took place in a couple of weeks, but it felt like so much was packed into that time period.
I am definitely going to look for more books by Nancy Naigle. She didn’t use much of any foul language, the characters prayed at their meal times and they gave God credit. This was not a christian book in any way and was not preachy. These characters felt very real with real reactions to difficult situations.
The woman in this story were amazingly independent. I wanted them to be my friends.
Rating: 4 – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.