Five years ago, Julia Bell walked away from everything and everyone in her life the moment her high school diploma was in her hand. Determined not to make a mistake she’d regret the rest of her life, she decided leaving was easier. An emergency call from her younger sister brings Julia back to Benton Hill to face the people she left behind, including the man who had tried to claim her heart.
Ben Miller was always the nice guy, the best friend. The one time he tried to change that perception, he lost the girl and the future he worked so hard to achieve in quick succession. Now that girl, Julia Bell, is back in his life. Ben finds himself falling back that familiar role, even though his heart still wants more.
As Julia and Ben are thrown back together navigating a stressful event for the Bell family, echoes of the past remind them of what could have been, but also how much they have changed. Is what they once shared enough to build something more, or is it too late to rekindle the spark of this second chance romance?
This is a full-length, standalone new adult contemporary romance novel intended for readers 18+.