Griffin Powell has avoided his hometown since he left it in the rearview years ago. But the former Marine understands duty and promises, and that means dragging himself back home as part of his brother’s wedding party. Which gets him thinking about a promise he made to a woman, after the best night of his life. When she, too, shows up as part of the wedding, it feels like a sign.
Always a bridesmaid, professor Samantha Ferguson is dreading this bachelorette weekend. She’s the one of the lone single ladies, and the matron of honor is her high school nemesis. Sam figures she can suck it up and deal, until she comes face-to-face with the big, sexy ginger mistake from her past. Can this trip home get any worse?
Turns out it can. Not only are she and Griff paired up for all the bridal party bonding activities, forcing her to relive high school hell, but Sam’s best friend goes missing. When no one takes her concerns seriously, she starts a search herself–and ends up with an unwanted bodyguard whose very presence reminds her of a hot Vegas night she’s tried hard to forget.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
Come A Little Closer is a charming second-chance romance. There is a free prequel novella (Until We Meet Again) that tells Griffin and Samantha’s backstory — I did not read that beforehand, but wish I had so I could have gotten the full scope of Griff and Sam’s relationship.
This story is set 8 years after they get married in Vegas and he leaves her to reenlist in the Marines. They’ve known each other since they were kids, so there is a lot of history involved, and Kait Nolan does a nice job of playing that angle when Griffin and Sam meet again during the wedding festivities of her best friend to his brother. The spark between them is reignited when one of the bridesmaids goes missing and Griff helps Sam track down her friend. It’s also the perfect opportunity for Griffin to try to win her back.
While I wish Sam would have made Griffin grovel a bit more, this book was overall an enjoyable read with a nice HEA. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Meet Kait Nolan
Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin’, and can wield a ‘Bless your heart’ like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements.
She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world’s most perfect food.
When she’s not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find her obsessively watching The Great British Bake Off.
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