If there’s one thing Julia Wilson has learned in life, it’s that you can’t push your own dreams to the background for anyone. Newly divorced, Juliareturns to the hometown she once swore would never see her again. Her plan is simple; enjoy the cheap rent her friend is offering and stay just long enough to develop a plan to make her own dreams come true.
It doesn’t take long before Julia realizes she’s made a big mistake.
Micah Anderson came closer to breaking Julia than anyone else ever had. After promising her forever, he broke her heart the week before she left for college. Now, Julia’s back in town and he’s going to have to tell her the truth about why he left her. It’s not possible to hide a twelve year old child when you live in a town of 5,000 people.
Is following your dreams worth it if it means giving up on a second chance with her first love? Is trying to make a relationship work worth it if his past becomes a threat to her safety?
It was refreshing to read this wonderful story! I wasn’t sure what to expect when Julia was leaving her life behind and heading home. I’ve been there before and it sucks. Then when she meets up with the boy (now very clearly a schmexy man) who broke her heart all of her old feelings come rushing back. Julia is angry yet she somehow finds herself drawn back into hold habits when it comes to Micah, this schemxy man owns his own construction company and is a single dad!
Julia and Micah quickly find themselves falling back in love, although really neither one of them stopped loving the other. We are given glimpses into their past and what happened to them before Julia left for college. Micah is determined to make up for his mistakes and show Julia the man that he has become. Julia slowly lets him in and then pushes him away, it’s a constant back and forth. I was impressed by Micah’s persistence, he knew what they could have together and deep down he knew Julia wanted it too.
Julia is dealt a TON of shit in the short time that she is back at home. While Micah is trying to win her over his past is coming at her full force, physically! Julia was such a strong character, I like that in a female role. She told it like it was and took the time to figure out was she needed for herself in order to be happy. I am happy to say that this book had a HEA, something we don’t see too often anymore!
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About the Author
With the exception of three years spent in the middle of Nebraska, H.B. Heinzer has called southern Wisconsin home. During that time in Nebraska, she imagined one of her favorite authors living on the far western edge of the county, just south of the highway. At the time, becoming a novelist was a distant dream for her. Now, she is the author living in that location. Ironically, she later found out that same favorite author lives just outside the townHB lived in for the first eighteen years of her life.
Now, HB lives in the middle of nowhere but still close enough to the city to not feel isolated. It’s the perfect place to let her two kids run and explore their huge yard, teach them about the food chain as they prepare their first-ever garden and debate building a chicken coop. It’s one of those dreams that is only possible thanks to the amazing opportunities that have come through writing.
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