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Follow Your Arrow

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All I wanted to do was run my bookstore, forget my failed marriage, and escape my past. But life on a tiny island makes that tough, especially when rumors are swirling that Justin Albott, famous mystery writer and my first love, is returning to the island.

I've watched his career. Stocked my bookstore with hardcovers that bear his glossy photo. There seems to be two sides
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Julie
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Follow Your Arrow is a sweet romance with a little mystery thrown in. I was not expecting the mystery aspect of this story, and that was a nice little bonus from author A.M. Willard.

Childhood friends and love-interests, Leslie and Justin, were torn apart by circumstances beyond their control. When Justin left their small hometown, he left behind a girl who loved him fully. When bookstore owner, Leslie, is confronted by the return of the successful author, Justin, she erects another foot on the c
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Steff griffiths
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First off I would like to start with an apology to A.M Willard. for the lateness on my review, I did it ages ago but apparently my phone and tablet had other plans.

Now on to better news, I kindly received this arc in exchange for my honest review. so here it goes.

Well girl you completely did it again, all your other books are amazing but this one has blown my mind, I mean seriously that ending. DAMN.

I don't know what else to say that you haven't already by all your other readers but just to say
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Cranky Stars


Justin Albott is the author of a wildly popular mystery book series surrounding the island he lived on for many years. The island where he met the love of his life. He has always loved Leslie but in order to make something of his life he set off for other things and they drifted apart. He writes a little of Leslie in each character of his book but he has never gone back until now. He is on Kingston Island to finish his final book and that’s when he tries to rekindle the past and wi
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Erin Hurst
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-for-b-b
Leslie has endured a lot of heartache. Mysterious disappearance of her parents, her true love leaving the island to become a famous author, an unhappy marriage then divorce. She has built up walls and has her life owning her grandmothers bookstore on the island she grew up.
When Justin returns in hopes that being back home will help him be able to complete his novel Leslie wants nothing to do with him. She is firm that she has moved on. Justin realizes immediately he will stop at nothing to win
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Amy
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! This book had all the feels in it. Hope, despair, tragedy, miracles, fairy tales, angst and a whole lot of love!!! This story definitely took you on a rollercoaster ride but in the end it left you grounded and thrilled with the way everything turned out!!!
Vivi Chatzikiriakou
" An emotional, heartwarming story delivered beautifully by the amazing A.M. Willard. A storyline that is not only touching but motivating as well."


Book rates: 4.5stars
Plot: 5stars
Characters: 4starts
Writing: 5stars
Pacing: 4.5stars
Cover: 5stars


Hero: Justin Albott
Heroine: Leslie Owens-Powell

"I received a complimentary copy of this book and have volunteered to leave a review."

First book I have read by A.M. Willard and I have to say that the woman knows well how to keep interest high and the reade
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Miriam
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I like my angst in doses. Like, a handful now, a dry spell for a long while, then another handful at a later date. I'm pretty sure Ms. Willlard used up my angst quota for the rest of May. *grins and chuckles*

For Justin and Leslie's story, it was needed. Their story is one of coming home, forgiveness, second chance, and rekindled love. And that's just the forefront. Behind all of this is the persistence of good friends and delving into a past that might be best forgotten but is in desperate need
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Mary Kazen *Rabid Readers Book Blog*
A bookstore owner. An author. A teenage romance rekindled. What's not to love?
This is the story of Leslie and Justin. Leslie is a divorced book store owner who has told herself she is satisfied with the routine and lonely life she leads. She believes that if she doesn't let anyone in besides her few friends then she can't let anyone else hurt her. Then Justin comes back into town, her teenage lover now best selling author. His agent sent him back to the home he left for inspiration to finish his
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Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
4 Second Chance Stars

Leslie and Justin have a history that is deeply woven together. Justin is now a bestselling author who writes mysteries loosely based on the little island he comes from, where Leslie still resides and runs the local bookstore she inherited from her grandmother. When Justin returns to the island to write his final novel in his series the feelings between these two characters cannot be ignored. Leslie and Justin have a chemistry between them that cannot be denied. He has achie
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Sassy Southern
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a captivating story. It also has a bit of mystery in it. It also is a little heartbreaking and it seems to happen to Leslie over and over again. It started when she was little with her parents and continued with her high school sweetheart, whom she never got over, and then on to her ex- husband. And now word is her high school sweetheart who her heart still really belongs to us coming back to town for who knows what. She’s a mess and doesn’t know what is what. Justin knows who is one is ...more
Shelly's Book Corner
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beth-s-reviews
Suspense, angst, tragedy and romance will filled in Follow Your Arrow. A failed marriage with always comparing your first love to man that you couldn’t be with. A second chance at love but first you have to let go of the hurt to mode forward to the future.

Justin needed to find the spark again and his release his writers block to finish his last novel. With going back to where it all started in Kingston Island, Justin not only started writing again but he found his muse in Leslie. He finally cou
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Tina Morgan
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it


This was a captivating story. It also has a bit of mystery in it. It also is a little heartbreaking and it seems to happen to Leslie over and over again. It started when she was little with her parents and continued with her high school sweetheart, whom she never got over, and then on to her ex- husband. And now word is her high school sweetheart who her heart still really belongs to us coming back to town for who knows what. She’s a mess and doesn’t know what is what. Justin knows who is one is
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Barbara
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely Adored this book! The author has written a wonderful storyline that is heartfelt, funny, and will keep you on your toes. The characters are so down to earth you’ll feel like you’ve known them all your life. I found myself laughing, smiling and hurting righting along with all of them (even the supporting cast).

Leslie and Justin were high school lovers with big plans. But as with most teen loves, life got in the way causing a change in their youthful dreams. But what happens when year
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Spunky N Sassy
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~~

Leslie run a small bookstore that used to be her Nan's and the boy that broke her heart Justin is now back in town and she is not sure what he wants. One look at Leslie and Justin knew their connection from years ago is still there, so the best thing for him was to write his book and get the heck out of town. Unfortunately fate doesn't always listen and neither does the heart. Leslie's Nan told him years ago to follow his arrow a
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Kristen Lewendon
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Right now, I’m trying very desperately to figure out how the heck to explain what I just read without giving away the best parts… which would be pretty much the whole book. I could call it a sweet second chance romance but that doesn’t even begin to cover the heartbreak it put me through. I could say that there’s a deep underlying message of love, hope, and forgiveness, but that would negate the frustration I felt with these characters and how badly I wanted to beat Leslie and Justin’s heads tog ...more
Stephanie
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good read that I finished in one sitting.

Leslie drove me a little crazy with her always running away from situations. I liked that as the book progressed, she finally found the courage to chase what she wanted.

Justin was a pretty likable book boyfriend. Justin was very sweet and I liked that he wouldn’t give up.

I enjoyed the back and forth banter between Justin & Leslie.

I really hope Haddie & Elliott can tell their story.

I voluntarily reviewed this book.
Becky Fenner anderson
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fun read by A.M. Willard!

This story from the start to the finish keeps the reader interested and engaged. The love story is very sweet and the connection between the two main characters is super hot! I highly recommend you grab this one and enjoy!!!
Paula D
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Justin’s and Leslie’s story is one of heartbreak and second chance. Justin is a author and continues his dream but he’s missing the one person he’s never forgot his one time love. Leslie is divorced heartbroken and owns a book store and still thinks about the boy who stole her heart long ago but has a huge wall up. I fell in love with Justin immediately I love his determination and strength and own up to what happened long ago. Leslie she drove me crazy with her up and downs I understood how it ...more
Crystal Wilke
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Follow Your Arrow is a second chance romance. It was cute, sweet and a little mysterious. Leslie and Justin are a cute couple. The story flowed and was like a movie playing in my head. I hope Haddie/Elliot and Leslie's parents get their own book.
Stella Thompson
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Second chance romance!

Leslie and Justin had a childhood romance which ended when Justin left to follow his dreams. As immature children, Leslie could not forgive him for leaving her behind. Unfortunately, she still wants nothing to do with Justin when he finally returns to write a manuscript he’s had trouble completing. Little does Leslie know, she is written into every book. Justin still loves Leslie, but he has his work cut out for him!

I was annoyed with both characters in this novel. I found
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Kristen Zimmerman (Book 'Em Krafty)
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Follow Your Arrow took me a few chapters to really get into it. I liked that there was a little bit of mystery along with the romance in this one. Wonderfully written, great characters, and an interesting storyline.

*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book*
Fizza
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although it isn't the five star I was hoping for, but it's still quite good. I enjoyed the story and loved all the characters. Everything is resolved in the end, however, ending feels a bit off to me. I don't want to give spoilers so won't say more than this. Overall, it's a sweet romantic story which, I think, all romance lovers will enjoy. There are some swoon-worthy scenes and also some very annoying ones, in short it's a great angsty novel.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.
Susanh
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can you go home again?

When she was five Leslie’s parents disappeared, never to be heard from again. People looked at her sadly but with the loving upbringing of her Nan and the friendship of her best friend Justin she had a wonderful childhood. Unfortunately things change.

Justin left and became a famous author using the island they grew up on as the backdrop of his novels. Leslie stayed and now lives above the bookstore Nan left her. She’s just existing, nothing more. Until Justin returns to the
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Crystal
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good rainy Sunday afternoon book. The storyline was sweet, there was a little mystery, low on angst, big on romance.
It was an easy read, I flew through the book in a few hours.
I liked Justin. He was sweet and determined. He lost Leslie once and was determined not to lose her again.
Leslie was determined to protect her heart. She was used to her simple life, but then Justin came back into town and changed everything.
Ms. Willard introduced us to Leslie and Justin’s friends Hattie and
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Thuy (tweezyreads)
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had it all. Angst, tragedy, love, hope, mystery. I love how Justin came to Kingston Island and didn't want to pursue Leslie. But, they can't fight their feelings that was stored away. They can bury all their feelings as far as they can but true love always makes an appearance whether you want it to or not, its just a matter of following it or ignoring it........I loved this story. Curious to see if there is a follow up. Its not a cliffhanger, the mystery is somewhat unanswered, but not ...more
Andi
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Justin & Leslie had a very unique story & I really want to know more. More about her parents, more of Haddie & Elliott & more of the island’s mystery.
Sharon
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a great new story by A.M. Willard!
This book gave me all the feels, heartache, happiness, mystery, you name it I felt it!
Follow the story of famous author Justin returns to his old town to try to help his writers block and get some inspiration to complete his final book in the series he wrote about the mysteries in the town he grew up in. Only problem is his distraction, first love and soul mate Leslie still lives there.
Follow their story in this awesome book, 4 1/2 stars, and I'm looking fo
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Stacie Christensen
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cover Reveal, May 1, 2018
Releasing Everywhere, May 22, 2018

All I wanted to do was run my bookstore, forget my failed marriage, and escape my past. But life on a tiny island makes that tough, especially when rumors are swirling that Justin Albott, famous mystery writer and my first love, is returning to the island.

I've watched his career. Stocked my bookstore with hardcovers that bear his glossy photo. There seems to be two sides to his personality. The online persona, who smiles when prompted,
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Amanda
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received the ARC in exchange for a honest review.

This is my first book by A.M. Willard and I definitely wasn’t disappointed! The premise of the book sounded interesting so I thought this would be a light read. Boy was I wrong. It was filled with all kinds of emotions and it took me on a whirlwind. And that ending! I just couldn’t believe it. I loved every moment of this book and I hope I’ll get a chance to read more of this author again.
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A.M. Willard is a bestselling author. Her books focus on contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her new release, Follow Your Arrow is available now! Mark your calendars now for her upcoming standalone romantic comedy Forty Candles, coming August 8, 2018.

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