Author: Sharla Lovelace
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Jennifer Otey
Goodreads: Noah Ryan and Jules Doucette had spent every moment of their lives together, first as childhood best friends and later as young lovers. The two had their future all planned out—until one unspeakable decision tore them apart.
Twenty-six years later, Jules is living her life by someone else’s plan. She’s running her mother’s store, living in her mother’s house, following her mother’s rules, and keeping the secrets her mother made her bury.
Then Noah comes home, and any sense of order and structure flies out the window. Noah’s return does more than just stir up old memories—it also forces Jules to see her life in a whole new way and uncover secrets even she didn’t know were hidden. But can the power of first love triumph over years of pain and lies?
Ope’s Opinion: Oh, this book is excellent!! Even if Romance isn’t your genre, but you like family drama, mother / daughter relationships and characters that will pull at your heart – then you need to read this one.
Every time you think you know where the story is going, it takes a turn. When you think that is all the unexpected events, Sharla throws in another one. It kept me reading and took my breath away a few times.
For the romance lovers – there are a few scenes you will like – that I could have lived without. There was also some language that could offend some people. Even with that said, I thought this book was an awesome read.