What do you do when you want the one person you can never have?
Get in and get out. That was India Robidoux’s plan for this family visit. But when her brother needs her help with his high-profile political campaign, India has no choice but to stay and face the one man she’s been running from for years—Travis, her sister’s ex-husband. One hot summer night when Travis was still free, they celebrated her birthday with whiskey and an unforgettable kiss. The memory is as strong as ever—and so are the feelings she’s tried so hard to forget.
Travis Strickland owes everything to the Robidoux family. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for them—his divorce could never change that. Still, he has one regret. Impulsive and passionate, India always understood him better than anyone else. And the longer they work together on the campaign, the more torn he is. Coming between her and her sister is out of the question. But how can he let love pass him by a second time?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Love can be complicated, but falling for the one person who’s totally off-limits takes this yearning romance to a whole new level. India Robidoux has returned home to Jackson Falls, North Carolina, to visit her wealthy, powerful family for the first time in years. She planned to stay for just a few days before jetting off to L.A. again. But that was before Travis Strickland showed up. Travis is her brother’s best friend, her sister’s ex-husband, and the sexy, unforgettable reason she left town in the first place. From the sweet but fiercely independent India to the Robidoux clan’s opulent, fashion-filled events to Travis’ rock-hard abs, there’s not a single thing about Synithia Williams’ book we didn’t want to devour with a spoon. The first entry in the Jackson Falls series is a perfectly indulgent alone-time read.
Williams (His Pick for Passion) makes waves with this exceptional tale of forbidden love, the first in the Robidoux Family series. Four years away have done nothing to diminish India Robidoux's secret feelings for her sister Elaina's ex-husband, Travis Strickland, whom she's known since she was a teenager and with whom she once shared one perfect kiss. Travis always knew he'd married the wrong sister, but his teenage affair with Elaina left her pregnant, and he did what he thought was right. Now Travis is a high-powered lawyer helping out with his best friend, and India's brother, Byron's Senate race. When Byron calls India home to work for his campaign, the close proximity to Travis tests her self-control and familial loyalty. Travis doesn't want to cause a rift between India and her family, so he attempts to conceal his feelings, but the more time they spend together, the more their desire bubbles to the surface. With skillful characterization and sizzling chemistry, Williams succeeds at capturing the allure of this taboo connection. Even skeptical readers will be hard-pressed not to root for India and Travis.
The characters were well developed and the storyline was believable. It was a true HEA read that made need want to purchase other books from this author!!
I want to give this book 10 stars!! This book was amazing! There is definitely a severe lack in publicized and mainstream Black love stories, so finding this one in my recommended section was incredible. The characters were so real and the conflict was believable and engaging. I loved India and Travis and getting to hear their POVs made the story that much more amazing. The successful yet flawed family was also very interesting with all of the family members having distinct personalities that draw you in. I look forward to reading the other books in this series! Thank you Synithia for this beautiful story!!!
The plot was a bit predictable but was rooting for Travis until the end!