The last thing Brighton Starling needed on one of the most humiliating days of her life was to run into her ex…Naturally, she did. And two years after he walked away, leaving her hurt and broke, he somehow managed to look better than ever. Of course.
She didn’t want to see him, let alone speak to him, but apparently, he wasn’t going to give her a choice.
All Sebastian Figures wanted was to talk to the one that got away…
No, scratch that. The one he drove away with poor decisions and lies, big and small.
She might have been having a bad day, but she was still the bright, beautiful girl he’d been missing for far too long. His brightest star. Still the only girl he’d ever want. If only he could convince her of that.
Is it too late to say sorry?
Sebastian wants a chance to win back Brighton’s trust—and her future.
Brighton wants to be able to move on from the past, once and for all.But neither of them want to say one final goodbye…
The Brightest Star is a wonderful debut book from new author B. Cranford. It’s a story about trust, second chances and finding your way home.
Brighton and Sebastian have been apart for two years. Seb did something unimaginable to break them apart. Brighton is forced to move on with her life with basically no notice, she has to start from scratch. Just when things are finally going well for Brighton, Seb walks back into her life.
But how do I forget? It was the hardest simple question she could ask herself.
We follow these two through their past via gifts and reminders that Seb sends to Bright. It is so sweet to watch him recreate their memories, making her remember that their relationship was wonderful, genuine and one of a kind.
…he had all the time in the world for the brightest star in his sky.
Gaining back someone’s trust is not an easy task. In my opinion Seb had a LOT of groveling that he needed to do. I loved how patient he was, how considerate he was of Bright’s feelings and how sweet his daily gestures and text messages were. He was not taking anything for granted this time around.
He looked to the sky for the North Star and said a little thank you. Thank you for leading me home. I won’t get lost again. I promise.
These two had an easy way with one another, even given all the tension that was surrounding them. Their banter back and forth and the humor that they injected into their conversations kept things light while keeping the intensity of the situation always at the forefront.
Brighton is smart about things, she thinks to herself a lot about the situation at hand, she analyzes everything, confides in a friend….very thorough. I admire how smart she was, how she gave herself time to think, space to think about her feelings. She can’t deny her heart though, Seb is her guy.
“If I was your North Star then you were my rock. Study, something, someone to lean on. I was so sure of you, that I didn’t see the crack. I didn’t see you splitting in two.”
And there went my heart, splitting in two! Watch as Brighton and Sebastian travel this bumpy road, learning how to trust and love again. Wonderful debut novel, well done B!!
About the Author
B. Cranford is a proud Australian living in the USA, a lover of books, breadsticks and bed, and the mother of two children who are far too similar to their father for her liking. A lifelong reader, she dove into the romance genre on the recommendation of her best friend and hasn’t looked back since. After three years as a blogger, she decided it was high time she finally finished one of the 12,002 books she’d started writing, and the end result was The Brightest Star.