Ellie left Hope Junction 10 years ago. She became a soap star and now she is back in town to take care of her godmother Matilda. The town is just likeEllie left Hope Junction 10 years ago. She became a soap star and now she is back in town to take care of her godmother Matilda. The town is just like she left it and the people in it are just like she figured they would be. No one will let her forget she left a great man at the alter when she left town. What they don't know is she left her heart with that man. Flynn was a broken man when Ellie left. He hit rock bottom and it took him a long time to get better. No one wants to see him get hurt again. Ellie broke his heart years ago and never ave him a reason why she left. He doesn't want to get hurt again or see her but in a small town they have to run into each other. They finally get the chance to talk and decide to be friends. Matilda had a secret of her won and that topped with the real reason why Ellie ran before may be more than Flynn and Ellie can handle. They may be trying to work it out but to much may be between them.
Ellie is a very scared, nervous woman. She has to go back to a place where she knows everyone hates her. She is also very brave and caring as she is willing to face them to help her godmother. I really liked her as she does have moments she breaks down but she still fights through them. She could run back any time to get away from everyone but she doesn't. She still loves Flynn and it is easy to see. She is afraid to tell him her reasons for leaving. She actually seemed liked a real person one who you would like and not at all like the town thinks she is. Flynn is the home town boy everyone loves. The women want him and the guys are all his friends. He isn't perfect and has made mistakes but he has moved past them and still continues to do the right thing. He takes care of his grandmother, mom and sister and runs the family farm. He can be very sweet at times and is very protective of those who are hurting. I have to say I liked both if these characters a lot.
What happens if you leave your love at the alter and have to return to the same small town? Being from a small town I was eager to read this book. I know how gossipy and judge mental people can be. Ellie is not the snobby person the town would make you think she is. She is actually very brave for returning to help care for her godmother. She isn't doing it for publicity or any other reason than the love she has for the woman who pretty much raised her. She even tries her best to get journalist to leave her ex Flynn alone. That showed you right away she still cared for him. This isn't the typical they were in love and fall right back to where they where before story. No you really get to know how both Ellie and Flynn feel and what they are thinking. There is love so know worries if that is what you are looking for. I do like how they take their time and try to become friends again but they are also there when each other need something. Matilda I loved right away. She gave up something to take care of Ellie years ago and just wants Ellie to be happy. She also broke my heart in just how she just still wants to make sure Ellie has everything she wants and needs even when she her self needs help. You will cry reading this but it is so worth the read. There is even a few characters to kinda not like. In good ways no worries just little catty people that add a touch the book to make it feel more real. I think anyone wanting a story of a returning love should give this one a try....more
Lady Catryn will do anything to save her son. Including stealing a carriage to help save him. She doesn't expect to be tracked down by the owner of thLady Catryn will do anything to save her son. Including stealing a carriage to help save him. She doesn't expect to be tracked down by the owner of the carriage or what it leads to. Sir Orion is from a family with a history with different gifts. He isn't looking for anything other than his carriage back but once he meets Catryn he knows he has to help her save her son from her brother in law. She knows about his family and doesn't let it bother her. The more time she spends with him the closer they get. Orion soon wants more than just a fling. He grows to care greatly for her. Now he will do anything to help her even if it puts his self in danger.
Catryn is a beautiful woman who is a great mother. She always puts her son first and will do anything for him. She really doesn't know much about being sexy or what a man may want. She and her late husband had an odd relationship. She doesn't want to believe in the gifts the Wherlocke family are rumored to have but the more she is around the more she believes. Orion has never been one to deny when he wanted a woman but in some ways he is scared of Catryn. Se makes him want more. He has a unique gift that I really liked. He also is amazing in the fact he loves his family and will do anything to help them as well.
I like this story as it has romance, danger, secrets and a family with amazing gifts. Some of them are harder for the person to deal with but still awesome to read about. Catryn does things she never thought she would do. She is a strong woman to begin with but she becomes more so in this book. She learns to accept what her son deals with. Orion is different as he has his wild oats but doesn't try to hide them. He steps up and takes care of them. He doesn't care what people think of him. He never looks down on Catryn and I love that about him. There is tons of danger as Catryn's brother in law knows no bounds in order to get what he wants. I hate him so much. He has put Catryn through so much and doesn't care to hurt an innocent. If you love a great romance with wonderful characters this is a must try book. I eagerly look forward to reading the rest of the series. ...more
Ellie has had a horrible summer and is dreading Middle School. her best friend has dumped her and now is turning everyone against her. She just wantsEllie has had a horrible summer and is dreading Middle School. her best friend has dumped her and now is turning everyone against her. She just wants to get away from all her old friends and thinks no one likes her. She thinks boys have it so much easier. Jack has spent the summer training with his brothers and his dad who shows no love and only pushes them to do better. He may be one of the most popular guys in school but he just knows girls have an easier life. When the two meet they somehow switched bodies. Ellie sees being popular isn't everything it is cracked up to be and everyone has things going on at home. Jack sees beneath girls and how petty some of them can be. He sees they don't have everything easy. They both realize they have good and bad in their lives and how they can change things for the better. they just have to get through the weekend and back in the right bodies. The two started out as strangers but soon become so much more.
Ellie is a shy girl who is great at sports. She would rather hide from people than to risk getting hurt again and would rather hide than face her old friend. She is coming into her teen years but feels years behind the other girls. Jack has to show no weakness. He always has to be strong and to never back down from a challenge. His father has some hard rules and he has to follow them to the letter. He wishes things were different but doesn't know how to change them. He is the popular boy every guy wants to be and every girl wants to date.
You really get to see many different sides in this book. You not only see what different teens go through but also what boys and girls go through. I really think the author did a great job on both characters on letting you get to know them. Both Jack and Ellie teach each other different things and help each other out all in the span of a few days. They really grow up and grow into the start of who they will be. Ellie seems to make the biggest change to me. She learns she can't worry about what everyone thinks of her and to realize what a great mom she has. Jack realizes he doesn't have to be perfect and he can talk to his dad. He isn't alone in the world. I thought at first the two would end up together but I have to say I believe I liked the ending better than what I thought would come of it. This would be a great book for any teen or really anyone just wanted a good book....more