Kate Brady never thought she'd set foot in her hometown again. After all, Golden Grove was the scene of the biggest embarrassment of her life, back when she was "Katie Braces," the high-school art nerd.
But if she's going to climb the corporate ladder at her new company, she has to take a job in her Iowa hometown. And to do that, she's going to need the help of her old next-door-neighbor, Peter Clark. The cute guy she never really got over.
Before he lost his dad, Peter Clark had planned on a prestigious career. Now here he is, still stuck in his small hometown, teaching chemistry at his old high school. The last thing he expects is his childhood crush back in Golden Grove. But when one trip turns into many, he wonders if this is a chance to heal old wounds - and maybe more.
Can Kate get the job done while enduring the heart-thumping distractions from Peter? And will Peter take a chance on finding love with the girl he once let get away?
4 1/2 stars
This is a very witty, humorous “second chance” love story. The characters grow up, perspectives shift to reveal and clarify. It was fresh and surprising. Loads of heart, no smut. Love it!