Award winning and bestselling author, Lydia Michaels, brings all the drama of rural, small-town romance to life in a second chance story of redemption that will pull at readers' heartstrings.
Harrison Montgomery left Jasper Falls to escape his abusive father when he was only seventeen. Saving himself meant leaving those he loved behind.
Harrison was Mariella Mosconi's first love, and when he ran away without even a goodbye, he stole her heart. Ten years later, when his father's funeral brings him home, many unresolved emotions return.
Rekindled chemistry ignites into a passionate fling when two reunited lovers collide. Despite the entwined past these childhood sweethearts share, their present lives are worlds apart. Mariella's just a small-town girl, and Harrison has become a big time, New York tycoon.
Could they have a future when he is still so haunted by a tragic past, or will he run again?
A Decent Entry
Side Squeeze is a well-crafted small-town romance that is good in its own right, but pales in comparison to book 1.
MC: Mariella and Harrison
Third-person POV, high school love, reconnection, parental abuse (historical), HEA
Harrison and Mariella were high school sweethearts until one day he leaves town without telling her why and breaks her heart. Years later, she literally crashes back into his life when he’s in town for his dad’s funeral. Physically, they’re perfect together but emotionally, Mariella isn’t ready to let Harrison back in if he’s only going to leave again.
Anytime I want a small town, feel good romance, I know a Lydia Michael book is going to be the perfect choice. There’s plenty of back and forth between the main characters but the whole time, you can feel how they genuinely care for each other. I throughly enjoyed this audiobook.
I’ll Be Back For More LM Reads!
𝑆𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑆𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑒𝑧𝑒 is my first Lydia Michaels book and I will tell you right now, it will not be my last! It is a masterfully chiseled second chance romance filled with beautiful characters that steal your heart and a rollercoaster ride of a plot line. I fell hard for the characters from the beginning, quickly feeling at home in Jasper Falls.
The narration by Amber Battaglia was beautiful. She mastered both Mariella & Harrison’s characters, bringing them to life for me. I felt a connection to these wonderful characters from the first chapter, thanks to the narration.
This story is one filled with heartache and love, passion and friendships. It’s one that will most definitely tug your heart until the last chapter is reached. From start to finish, this is an unforgettable romance and I can’t wait to go back and read/listen to the others in this series!