Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. There are the justifications she gives to everyone else—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. And then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother.Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He can’t pinpoint exactly what’s missing until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. But he’s the guy that women love and leave—not the one who makes them think of forever.Though she’s terrified of opening up, Lauren’s ready to take that chance. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.Buy at:
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I really enjoyed the first book of the series since I am such a sucker for sexy men with babies. This one, to me, did not top it but it was still really good.
In book 1, Lauren is a totally different girl. I completely didn’t see any of the things that affect her in this book, such as her crippling anxiety. It was nice getting to know the real her. I thought she overcame so much through out the book and she was a perfect match for Rob.
Rob was completely amazing. He has spent his whole life being undervalued and underrated by everyone in his life and he just needs someone to believe in him and not try to change him. He was so hardworking and adorable and I loved when he was vulnerable. My heart broke for him whenever he opened himself up. He was most definitely my favorite part of this book.
I love that Ann’s characters are completely imperfect. It makes them very relatable. The writing was really easy to get sucked in and I read it in one sitting. I really enjoyed how they both harbored feelings for each other in the past. It was pretty dang adorable.
The last book in the series is about Courtney and Max. Although I wouldn’t mind a book about the fabulous Angus!
Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: “Not so fast, beautiful.” He kissed me in a way that left me no doubt as to how much he wanted me, as if the point hadn’t been made several times tonight. You’re killing me. His bruised mouth seared mine with heat and longing, and he tasted me so thoroughly that I forgot all my plans.
(From an advanced, uncorrected reader copy. Quote may not appear in final copy.)
Rating: 4/5 Tar Heels!
About the Author:
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.Find Ann at: