For Amanda Jacobs, dealing with the pain of losing her beloved Dad is the toughest thing she's ever gone through, and it comes with a lot of complications, as well - like taking over the family business, Mountain Ridge Outdoor Adventures. It makes her miss the simplicity of being a teenager, when she was surrounded by her amazing friends, The Fabulous Four, and she was madly in love with her Dad's right hand man, Justin Barnes. His sexy smiles and deep brown eyes had made her heart race in a way she's never felt before or since. When the Fabulous Four unexpectedly show up on her doorstep to support her through this complicated time, things seem to be looking up for Amanda. But that's not the only surprise visit in store for her...
Justin Barnes left Hope Falls ten years ago, in the dead of night, and didn't think he'd ever set foot there again. That was just fine with him, except for one little complication: Amanda Jacobs. He had fallen in love with her unruly blonde curls and sparkling sapphire eyes, but she had been a teenager then, five years younger than he - too young for him to act on his attraction. Still, he'd missed her every single day of those ten years. When Justin receives a phone call that his former mentor has passed away, he knows he has to return to Hope Falls. Justin just has one question - will the girl that once adored him have grown into a woman that can't stand him? Or will she still be the only thing in the world that feels like home?
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I have to say that there were so many good things in this book. Messages about being honest, not making assumptions, forgiveness and joy. Karina literally made me laugh out loud. Her sarcastic voice is so strong! This sister writing team gets it right. Love their stories and vivid characters. On to the next in the series!
I'm sure the story line is good, but I couldn't get far into it. The heavy-handed use of descriptors belabors too many details, to the point of detracting from the flow of potentially good writing. For instance, the reactions of the two protagonists upon meeting again was spread out over several pages, when a succinct and well worded paragraph or three would have provided a greater impact. There is a saying in surgery regarding placing sutures to close an incision: "if you can't tie a knot, tie a lot." Here is a classic example of "tying a lot."
I would have liked the book better if the wedding could have been included in this book instead of book 6 in the series.