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With a bank account on life support and a resume of dead-end jobs (one involving a Chuck E. Cheese costume), Helen Hubler left Manhattan for Troy, Illinois, to sell her family property. The only interested buyer is the smoking hot veterinarian next door—the same man who destroyed the career of her recently deceased college boyfri
Published May 3rd 2017 by Boroughs Publishing Group
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I'm not sure how I learned about this book, but as soon as I saw the title I knew I had to read it.

This story will be of little interest to anyone not familiar with Troy, IL, or the St. Louis Metro Area.

It's a novel basically in the format of the average Hallmark Channel movie: small town (White) girl escapes to NYC, moves back to BFE "temporarily" for family reasons and to make a decision on (White) rich, city boy fiance, meet-cute with local (White) hottie, hottie turns
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was engrossed in this story from the first page. Down on her luck Helen is back home to help her mom sell the house she grew up in. While there, she needs to decide what she’s going to do with her life. Will she get married to her fiancé, even though she knows she doesn’t really love him. What will she do for work? She’s had the worse luck in that department, even having a brief stint in a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.
Now home, she decides that she is going to fix up the house herself and try f
Ramona Rodriguez
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. Not only is it set in one of my favorite places, the American heartland, it happens to take place miles from where I grew up. It was very entertaining to see reminders of my youth show up on the pages of this clever, modern, romance novel.
The classic internal struggle of the "hometown girl/wanna be New York sophisticate" returns home after an unsuccessful attempt at employment and love. All this, under the pretense of selling the family farm and keeping an eye on her mi
This is a story for everyone and everywhere. The lure of big city dreams vs. the draw of small town roots.
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