Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
Kate Walker used to believe in true love and happily ever after. While her own love life may have left her brokenhearted, it hasn’t kept her from churning out made-for-TV romance movie screenplays…until a major career slump and a longing to do something meaningful send her running back to her hometown of Maple Valley.
Permanently sidelined by an injury, former NFL quarterback Colton Greene is temporarily hiding out in a friend’s hometown to avoid the media and the reminders of all he’s lost. Maple Valley seems like the perfect place to learn how to adjust to normal life. The only trouble is he’s never really done normal before.
While Kate plays things safe and Colton is all about big risks and grand gestures, they both get what it’s like to desperately need direction in life. An unexpected project gives them both a chance to jumpstart their new lives, but old wounds and new dreams are hard to ignore. Starting over wasn’t part of the plan, but could it be the best thing that’s ever happened to them?
I have enjoyed Melissa Tagg’s other books, but this was really good. It follows a premise that I really could relate to. The lack of belief in true love. It seems almost wrong to even admit it or say it aloud, but Kate demonstrates it in this book.
It almost seemed to cliche, with the celebrity falling for the hurt, small town girl, but the growth you see in both characters throughout this story will make you fall in love with them.
I loved how this book wrapped up, which could have been cheesy, and maybe it slightly was, but I loved it anyhow!
I received this book from the publisher and NetGalley for review. The opinions contained herein are my own!