Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Just Look Up

After tirelessly climbing the ranks of her Chicago-based interior design firm, Lane Kelley is about to land her dream promotion when devastating news about her brother draws her back home--a quaint tourist town full of memories she'd just as soon forget. With her cell phone and laptop always within reach, Lane aims to check on her brother while staying focused on work--something her eclectic family doesn't understand.

Ryan Brooks never expected to settle down in Harbor Pointe, Michigan, but after his final tour of duty, it was the only place that felt like home. Now knee-deep in a renovation project that could boost tourism for the struggling town, he is thrilled to see Lane, the girl he secretly once loved, even if the circumstances of her homecoming aren't ideal.

Their reunion gets off to a rocky start, however, when Ryan can't find a trace of the girl he once knew in the woman she is today. As he slowly chips away at the walls Lane has built, secrets from his past collide with a terrible truth even he is reluctant to believe. Facing a crossroads that could define his future with Lane and jeopardize his relationship with the surrogate family he's found in the Kelleys, Ryan hopes Lane can see that maybe what really matters has been right in front of her all along--if only she'd just look up.

My thoughts: I've read several of Courtney's books now, and marvel at the variety of characters she brings to life! Just Look Up is no different. I found Lane to be an interesting, complex character to get to know, with her insecurities hidden beneath her professional veneer. At first, I wasn't so sure about her, but I gave it time, and found that I became more sympathetic to her as the story went on. This book is a wonderful story of overcoming insecurities, redemption, and finding love and acceptance in the most unexpected places. I highly recommend adding this one to your summer To Be Read list!
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

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