Once they were best friends. Now they’re from two different worlds.
Zoe Bellini’s world exploded the second she kissed her best friend…and not in a good way. Every teen dream came crashing down when Padric was whisked away from Alaska, and her luck hasn’t improved in the last fifteen years. In fact, the pizza shop owner’s terrible track record with men has become a local legend. She doesn’t expect it to change when Padric—now a world-famous rock star—sails back into town. It’s not like they can just pick up where they left off…but her traitorous body sure wants to try.
Padric Jeffers never expected to return to his hometown of Lost Harbor, Alaska—not after the scandal that sent his family fleeing. But a mysterious letter with a warning about his childhood friend Zoe? That has him postponing his tour and hopping on the next flight north. Zoe’s been on his mind and in his lyrics since he left her behind, and once he sets eyes on the stunning grown-up version of his best friend, his mission is clear: do whatever it takes to have her—and keep her—this time around.
Easier said than done, since not everyone in town is excited about Padric’s return. And someone will do anything it takes to get rid of him. Can a pizza maker and a rock star overcome their history—not to mention scandals, angsty fans and unexpected danger—and find their way back to love?
A standalone novel in the Lost Harbor, Alaska series.
You Never Know What You Have Until It’s Almost Gone
Zoe’s bad luck with men is EPIC! It all started as a teen. Zoe and Padric had been best friends forever, until that fateful day. On a hiking excursion after experiencing her first kiss, Zoe’s life as she knows it comes to an abrupt end. Zoe’s father and Padric’s mom had an affair that became fodder for town gossip for YEARS. Padric was able to escape the shame, gossip and taunts. Zoe wasn’t so lucky. Zoe’s parents had a volatile relationship to begin with, but it only got worse with the affair. Zoe’s bad luck with men continued with her following relationships. One even ended with her ex fiancé suing her. So, Zoe makes their family pizza shop her top priority.
Padric never thought he’d ever come back to Lost Habor, but certainly didn’t expect the chilly greeting he received from his former best friend Zoe. Especially when he came back for her, to help her. Padric left under a cloud of gossip, but came back a rock star. Although he’s been “living the life”, he never could forget the one he left behind. When he receives a letter “indicating” Zoe’s ill and needs help, he rushes to be by her side. As they become reacquainted, they soon discover her twin sister’s deception. But playing along leads to real feelings, a rekindling of their friendship. Will it be enough to bring them together or send him back on tour forever...
Woohoo 🙌🏻. What a way to follow up with the second in the Lost Harbor series! So different, yet the same. The suspense was page turning! I actually didn’t guess the bad guy until the very end. I loved how manipulative the twins were, because it was for a good cause. Padric’s encouragement for Zoe to follow her dreams and submit her artwork was swoon worthy! And finally, I loved it when Zoe FINALLY stood up to her mom after all these years! I highly recommend this second chance novel. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Yours Since Yesterday was the perfect blend of long lost best friends reunited and romance through food and music. I loved the wilderness, the poetic romance through music, the pizza, and the hint of mystery. Padric was the songwriter battling through some things, and Zoe just needed to find the right blend of work and art. Ms. Bernard had me crying and laughing, hoping and cheering for these two to figure it all out. The ending was perfect! And I got to see an old friend, who I’m hoping we’ll see again, somewhere... sometime...
5 giant stars!
Yours Since Yesterday has it all going on...friends to lovers, second chance romance, a bit of mystery and danger, as well as...Scandal! And yes, it should be capitalized! Zoe and Padric were best friends that could have led to more if his family hadn’t left Lost Harbor 15 years ago. He’s back, thanks to a bit of subterfuge, but can he and Zoe rekindle that friendship...and spark a romance. Honestly, there wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this book! Zoe is spunky yet totally vulnerable, her twin sisters are both terrors and possible world leaders, Padric is sweet and sensitive, and the town full of interesting characters. I’ve read other books and have never has an interest in visiting Alaska. Frankly, my home state is cold enough in the winter! But Bernard’s description writing make me want to hike through the forest (so not a hiker) and take a boat ride along the harbor and out into the open ocean. Just don’t tell my husband...he’ll be booking the trip asap! Great characters, fantastic storyline and wonderful writing make Yours Since Yesterday a 5 star read!