Seven years ago, Cambri Blaine fled her small hometown of Bridger, Colorado after her senior year of high school ended in a fiasco. But now her father needs help, and Cambri has no choice but to return home. So with trepidation, she takes a leave of absence from the landscape architecture firm where she works and heads home, hoping against hope that Jace Sutton is no longer around and that the past can stay where it belongs—in the past.
If only life worked that way.
Jace never expected to see Cambri again. After she walked out of his life without a backward glance, he was left with no choice but to try to forget her and move on. But now that Cambri is back and looking more beautiful and sophisticated than ever, some of those old feelings resurface, and Jace instinctively knows, for the sake of his heart, that he needs to avoid her at all costs.
If only it were that easy.
My Review: 4 Stars
Cambri is not as brave as everyone thinks she is. When life gets tough, she gets scared and does the only thing she knows how to... runs. And that's exactly what she did when life with Jace and her father became too much. Now, six years later, her father needs her and she must return home. Will she have the courage to tell them why she did what she did? Will they understand that she needed to get away in order to become the person she is today? Will they forgive her?
Jace was devastated when Cambri just up and left without a reason, without a goodbye. He did everything he could to reach out to her but all she did was ignore him. Six years later and he's still trying to move on. But how can he move on when the only available house for him to purchase is the very one that Cambri spent hours telling him exactly what she would do if the house was hers. And it's about to get even harder with her back in town taking care of her father. He does his best to avoid her, but fate has something else in store for them.
While Jace has every reason (in my opinion) to make things hard on Cambri, he chooses to be the bigger person and does anything he can to help her out while she's home. The more time they spend together, the closer they become. She finally opens up and tells him the reason she just had to leave. She wouldn't be the person she is today if she would have stayed. But now that they have rekindled what they had years ago, how will she ever be able to give him up a second time?
I really enjoyed Cambri and Jace's journey. It was fun to see them overcome the past and grow closer and stronger together. I also enjoyed her repairing her relationship with her father. Both of them were definitely stubborn and set in their ways. But they were able work things out and have a real father/daughter relationship. My only complaint is the book just ended! I seriously hate that! Things were hinted to and BAM! The end! Grrrr. This girl needs closure dang it! Haha.
I always enjoy Ms. Anderson's books! She never disappoints! And it never fails, every time I read one of her books I always think, "Why did I wait so long?!" I really need to start grabbing her books as soon as they are released! 😉
And of course I just can't forget my casting. My review just wouldn't be complete without it!