After a devastating fire pitted their families against each other, high school sweethearts Phoebe Ritter and Aidan Payne were torn apart. Twenty years later, Aidan is called back to Blessings, nervous about confronting his painful past. And that’s BEFORE he knows about the nineteen-year-old secret Phoebe has been harboring all this time.
As Aidan tries to make up for lost time with the family he didn’t know he had, Phoebe and Aidan rediscover long-suppressed feelings. But the past won’t lie buried, and old enemies threaten to destroy the peace they’ve fought so hard to find.
Sharon Sala turns tragedy into triumph in this heartbreaking and beautiful second chance romance.
I was absolutely crushed at the events that tore apart Aidan and Phoebe’s young love. I almost couldn’t finish the book because of the severity of the destruction. I was emotionally and physically affected by the story. I cried several times and almost had to put the book down. I’m glad I didn’t.
This is not just a love story, it’s also a story of strength and redemption. And of comeuppance. The characters are diverse, the romance is sweet, and the love is bountiful.
I voluntarily read a copy of the book provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.