Fourteen years ago Lorelei Parker fell in love with her best friend, Cole Williams, but instead of forever she ended up with a broken heart. Now, if they can put their past behind them, Lorelei and Cole may find a second chance.
|Series:||Coming Home (Book 1)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Contemporary|
|Trope(s):||Second Chance Romance|
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|Release Date:||31st December, 2014|
Sweet and thoroughly likeable story
I have to admit that this wasn’t the book that I was planning to read when I picked up my kindle. I was already at about 11% before I realised that I had accidentally hit the wrong title when choosing the book I wanted to read next.
But it turned out to be a good mistake to have made.
This book is quite short, 53 pages worth and likely to take you about 20 minutes to half an hour to get through. With that said, it had surprising depth for so short a story and you really do feel connected to the characters and their emotions throughout the story.
The story is set in Florida and I have to show my ignorance here by not really appreciating the customs and idiosyncrasies of small town life in this part of America. There were a lot of ‘y’alls’ and speaking of people’s mama’s and daddy’s to name but two things. Since the author is from those parts, I’m taking it as a true depiction of life in southern Florida and it sounded just lovely.
Cole is back in town after fourteen years and he’s come to realise that he may have professional success but it’s definitely at the cost of the love that he left behind to go to college. He’s pretty much back in town to win back the heart of Lorelei.
However, it’s not as simple as all that as a tragic incident from their past has left some pretty big emotional scars and left trust between the couple almost non-existant. Thankfully, I’ve never been through a similar situation but I felt that they way the couple behaved towards each other had such a ring of truth to it that it made their interplay wholly believable. Again, despite being a short story, there was a realness to it that made it an engaging story.
Cole and Lorelei had a sweetness to them, and with a history – I was always a sucker for a second-chance love story – you definitely will be rooting for the pair to get together.
This is the only Kristi Rose book that I’ve ever read but I liked her writing style and, as I’ve said before, the fond way in which she brings small town living to life. I’m only not giving this book the full 5 stars is because of the rather annoying typos and grammar errors in the book. Still a great story and for a quick read, one I would recommend if you enjoy sweet, second chance romance stories.
This is the first story in a five book series.
Hey! I’m Kristi. I write romances that will tug your heartstrings and laugh out loud mysteries. In all my stories you’ll fall in love with the cast of characters, they’ll become old, fun friends. My one hope is that I create stories that satisfy any of your book cravings and take you away from the rut of everyday life (sometimes it’s a good rut).
When I’m not writing I’m spinning (riding a stationary bike- I’m repurposing Happy Planners, or drinking a London Fog (hot tea with frothy milk).
I’m the mom of 2 and a milspouse (retired). We live in the Pacific Northwest and are under-prepared if one of the volcanoes erupts.
Here are 3 things about me:
• I lived on the outskirts of an active volcano (Mt.Etna)
• A spider bit me and it laid eggs in my arm (my kids don’t know that story yet)
• I grew up in Central Florida and have skied in lakes with gators.