He’s the last person she ever wants to see again…
Zac Hartford swore he'd never return to sleepy Kurrajong Crossing, but after finally making it big in the music business there's only one thing left on his mind—to ask for forgiveness from the only woman he's ever loved. If that means stepping foot in the town that turned its back on him, so be it. He's not there to cause trouble. He'll simply find Cat, say his piece, and leave.
The last person Catherine Van Alden expects to see in her tiny cupcake shop is Zac—a man she hasn't seen or spoken to since he destroyed her family and vanished all those years ago. Her desire to think the best of him hasn't changed a bit, but he's obviously keeping secrets and she can't let him into her life again. Not without opening up a world of hurt and feelings best left behind.
When the truth is finally revealed, is Cat strong enough to go after the man she never stopped loving?
Harrison (Exhale) launches her promising With Love, From Kurrajong Crossing series with this emotional second chance romance. Baker Cat Van Alden never expected to see Zac Hart, her childhood friend and teenage crush, again. Now a rock star, Zac is beloved across Australia but not in Kurrajong Crossing, his hometown, where he's widely blamed for the death of Cat's younger sister. Zac has been sending apology letters to Cat, the only woman he's ever loved, for years to no avail, and seizes the opportunity of his brother's wedding to apologize in person, even if it means facing down the judgmental Kurrajong Crossing townsfolk. When Zac shows up in Cat's cupcake shop, his presence knocks her off-balance, as does the truth of what happened to her sister. Harrison expertly tugs at the heartstrings through Zac and Cat's emotional backstory, but readers will wish that their present-day romance developed at a faster clip as their mutual pining drags on. Still the well-wrought characters are sure to satisfy romance fans. Readers will look forward to the next in the series.
A story unlike I’ve read in my lifetime. A story of forgiveness and redemption. One of sacrifice and love.
Life in Kurrajong Crossing is like life in any small town around the world. But this small town is suffering the effects from a tragedy that occurred 12 years ago. And the main person responsible is back. Zac is the center of every citizens vitriol or so he thinks. His return sets off a series of events that erupt in everyone’s life. Each one has to search their conscience and deal with the tragedy and face the consequences. In the midst of this, Zac and Cat have to deal with their 12 years apart and the friendship they use to enjoy. Memories, good and bad, are explored and decisions made that show the true character of this couple and the people around them.
I received an advanced reader copy from the publisher and am voluntarily leaving my review.