Kim Aldredge is delighted that her dear college “sister” Jecca has found lasting love with Kim’s cousin Tristan. But despite her flourishing jewelry-making career, Kim’s own happiness seems as distant as the childhood summer when she played the hours away with young Travis Merritt, who came to Edilean with his mother under mysterious circumstances. At the end of that innocent season, he promised Kim he would return one day . . . and then vanished without even a goodbye. Years later, a worn photo is Kim’s only proof of the perfect joy they shared. But when she least expects it, Travis, now a savvy Manhattan attorney, will crash into her life once more. Will Kim see the boy she knew under the man he’s become?
While I really enjoyed this book, as I do all of Deveraux’s work, I have no problems admitting it was flawed in some ways.
When Kim reunites with a childhood friend who disappeared after two weeks of intense child’s play, she is just as infatuated with him as she was as a child. She wonders why he mysteriously showed up in Edilean after disappearing all those years ago. Travis’ mother has been hiding out from his father for years and now wants a divorce so she can remarry. Travis has been protecting his mother, by serving his father, who promised not to look for her as long as Travis worked for him. Now back in Edilean, Travis has rekindled a love that started long ago when he was a young boy and oblivious to how children have fun.
Quick Thoughts About this Book:
- Nobody ever seemed to complete a thought.
- It was filled with misunderstandings and shotty communication between the characters.
- It moved quickly and despite the flaws I managed to really enjoy it.
- I’m confused about the BIG secret in this book (Travis’ Mother Lucy). It seems it really wasn’t at all necessary, AND everybody knew anyway!
- The internal family secrets and discoveries kept me intrigued and entertained.
- The ending is completely implausible and kind of ridiculous. I mean I’m all for believing in love, but for really though?
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