Susannah Westbrook never thought she'd find love again.
After a failed marriage, focusing on her children instead of her love life was the best thing to do. Now years later, she's content with her life. But when she meets Colton Hale, she decides that she wants to be more than just content—she's ready to take a chance on love once again.
After just a year of being together, Colton is ready to spend forever with Susannah—to give her the happily ever after she deserves. But old insecurities have a way of making a comeback when you least want them to.
Will they be able to get over all their befores for a chance at their happy ever after?
I really enjoyed reading Susannah and Colton’s story. Two people in their early 40’s finding love after disappointments from the past gave me hopeful and light hearted feeling. This was a quick read but all the feels are there for a great story. It also has a bit of holiday magic that just adds to the romance of the story.
Heartwarming & Exhilarating!
Susannah Westbrook has been dating and falling for Colton Hale since she met him a little of a year ago. As her labor of love, her Bed and Breakfast, “Magnolia On The Sound” is about to be opened to the public. Susannah’s past insecurities and failure causes her to second guess the love, and the life, that she has made with Colton. So when he proposes to her, she not only turns him down but she also breaks up with him, even though she loves him.
Susannah struggles with the pain of her past marriage and the painful words of her ex-husband that have plagued her for decades. Constantly keeping her from taking a chance on love ever again. Worried that she would not be able to survive failure once again. But as her children rally to her side and try to reassure and persuade her to move forward in her life and her love with Colton it doesn’t seem like it is enough.
But although Colton is gutted from her refusal. At the urging of Susannah’s children he is ready to try to fight for their love and help her view their future in a different light. So when problems start with the opening of her bed and breakfast, it is Colton who is there to help fix the issues, and make sure that her dream will open on time. Kind, loving, positive and dependable Colton. But will it be enough to change her mind?
This was heartbreaking and heartwarming with all the feels that will bring you to your knees, and build you back up once again. I was seriously crying at the beginning of this book and crying once again at the end. But at the end it was happy tears as well as tingles from such a exhilaratingly, fantastic ending. Loved this so much!!
“And all the befores, all our nows, and all our tomorrows... this life we have is precious and I never want us to take them for granted.”
I adore this book!
I love this series so much!!! And I absolutely adore Susannah and Colton!! Samantha Chase made me so very happy with this story! I love over 40 romance especially when it is a part of a series. The fact that we get to see Mallory and Sam's mom Susannah find love and a happily ever after again after what her first husband put her through is just so heartwarming. And that it is with Colton is even better. What a man!! I don't want to say more because it is not a long story and it is so worth experiencing it all for the first time when you read it yourself.