Following a tragic accident over a decade ago, Zoey Wright vowed to never move home to Harmony, Illinois. When her career stalls, however, she’s back in town and working with her high school sweetheart, Noah Kidwell, on his company's special collaboration. Dealing with her ex is the last thing she wants to do, but she has to take the opportunity to snag a much-needed promotion. Besides, she a professional—she can handle Noah for a few days, right?.
Determined to prove he’s not the same irresponsible guy she left behind, Noah works one on one with Zoey to launch his new clothing line. Learning her true motives, he realizes she’s not the same person anymore, either, and when he confronts her, she resorts to doing what she does best—she runs. This time, though, he’s not letting her get away. Will they be able to forgive the past and forge a new future? Or is it time to move on for good?
My thoughts: I was surprised just how much I enjoyed this story! Mostly because I wouldn't say that second chance romance is my favorite trope. I thought that the author did a fabulous job of writing a wonderful story about a small town couple who get a chance to work through some of their past mistakes when forced to work together. When Zoey sees an opportunity to shine and earn the promotion she has been waiting for, she tries to ignore the possible glitch of it requiring her to work with her ex. Having left the small town of Harmony and her high school sweetheart behind after a horrific accident years before, she figures they can be professionals. I loved the small town feel of the story! I also love books that are about small businesses, and I love how Noah has such a big heart for his community, even if some of it originally sprung from feeling guilty. This is a wonderful sweet romance! I look forward to reading more by the author!
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.