Release Date: February 25, 2020
my hometown for twenty-seven years for one reason.
I’m back in Springs Falls, I’ll do my best not to run into him.
do, let’s hope he isn’t as hot as he was at eighteen.
universe is funny that way.
proof of it—secrets and all.
surprised when he stands before me in my class as the parent of one of my
students. Forgiving him to have walked away had always been hard, but not
harder than to finally tell him the truth.
forget your first love?
didn’t recognize her right away, the girl with a star-shaped birthmark was
always somewhere on my mind.
isn’t the competitive and driven seventeen-year-old captain of the girls’
hockey team I loved anymore.
know what happened, but she has lost her fire and never made it into the pros
like she dreamt of.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
The book goes back and forth between Then and Now chapters, with each character’s POV. It’s a great tool to see how their relationship built up, fell apart thanks to her father’s meddling, how they each tried (and failed) to move on and then, despite her vow to never return to her hometown, reconnected.
Since these characters are in their mid/late 40s, I thought the way that Gabrielle G handled the big secret was done well. There was a lot of hurt on both sides, and Alane had every reason to think that she had been left behind and didn’t want to have Aaron return to her out of obligation. Sure, he’s hurt by Alane’s secret, but Adam is a very strong-willed and loyal guy, and makes Aaron see that there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for his mother. And in a way, it made Aaron realize that he feels the same.
I didn’t realize that Luke and Dex have a book of their own, and I am so very interested in reading that one now! Salome and Chris are supposed to have a book too… interesting, considering his past with her brother. In any event, the Gritt Family series is one that I’ll be looking out for in the future!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
will do anything for a hot cup of tea, still celebrates her half birthdays and
feels everyone has an inner temptuous voice.Born in France and having lived in Switzerland, Gabrielle currently resides in
Montreal with her husband, three devilish children and an extremely moody cat.
After spending years contemplating a career in writing, she finally jumped off
the deep end and took the plunge into the literary world. Writing consumed her
and she independently published her work.
Gabrielle’s style is fiercely raw and driven by pure emotion. Her love stories
leave you out of breath, yearning for more, while at the same time wiping away