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Our story started the day I saved her from a playground bully when we were only four years old.
She thought I was her hero, but I was just Beau Aikin, small town boy.
Eventually we became more than classmates. We were best friends.

When tragedy strikes, I don’t think twice about stepping in to help.
To once again be Addy’s hero.
Not just hers, her five-year-old daughter’s, t
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Expected publication: July 23rd 2020
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AJ
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This is such a gorgeous read! A sweet and emotional small-town, friends-to-lovers story with a bit of a twist and a whole lot of heart. I laughed and a I cried, and I felt everything with these characters, and I loved their story.

Beau and Addy met as children and throughout their childhood they became the best of friends. As a teenager, Addy fell in love with Beau, but was too shy to do anything about it. Beau didn’t realise his feelings for his best friend until years later when it wa
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Kaitlyn
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I say it every time and I believe it’s once again worth saying. Ms. Van Wyk’s books keep getting better and better. I find my new favorite and the next one I read is my new favorite and so on. I love the genre of Beau and Addy though, second chance. It’s one of my favorites. And this story, man! I cried some big old ugly tears but I also loved and laughed just as much. Little Zoey stole my heart and the entire show and just my heart is so happy and whole after reading! And we get a visit to The ...more
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⭐️ Small town romance
⭐️ Friends to lovers
⭐️ Single parent
⭐️ Summer romance
⭐️ Blue collar romance
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Lynn
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5* Soulmate Stars

I won an ARC of The Path to Us and this was my first introduction to Jennifer’s wonderful storytelling.

This is a slow burn friends to lovers romance set in a small town. Beau and Addy met when they were both 4 years old and were inseparable best friends. As they matured Addy began to have feelings for Beau but did not act upon them because she thought the feelings were not reciprocated. When Beau finally realises that he indeed has strong feelings for Addy life gets in the wa
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Susan
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think this is Jennifer Van Wyk's best book yet! I love a good friends-to-lovers storyline, but it's even better when there's a child involved!

Beau and Addy had been friends since childhood, and have always been close. Addy had secretly had a crush on him, but Beau never realized it. That is, until Addy ended up pregnant by another man. But that was a complication of another proportion! Tragedy eventually brought them together- along with an adorable little girl named Zoey- and Beau and Addy d
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Passionpages50
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book hit me square in the feels! I love the friends to lovers trope, but this book took it up a notch with a twist thrown in that I thought was totally brilliant. I'm going to try to be vague as...because I truly don't want to spoil the surprise that JVW has in store for her readers with this one. IT'S SO GOOD!

Timing is everything when it comes to finding your true love. Sometimes the stars all align at just the right moment, and you just know you've met the one. All you need to do is take
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Pauline
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The story of childhood friends, not wanting to acknowledge when feelings change from friendship to love in case it ruins the relationship. When everyone around you knows, but you can't see it. Then one afternoon, your world falls apart, everything changes and you realize you have to take charge of your own destiny. Addy and Beau have been friends since Kindergarten, but Beau can't see what he's got, until it's no longer his. As he works through betrayal by friends and the deat ...more
Jessica
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read this story in one day.
One. Day.
I could not put it down.
I could not put it down on the forth of July. Do you realize how hard it was for me to read all day???

This is a second chance romance between two people who have been friends since preschool. But now she has a child with his brother. Who has now died. Whoa! Cue the drama, right? Definitely a different spin to the whole he always wanted her but she has a baby with another man and now he’s jealous. I could feel the anguish Beau felt over
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Jennifer Rappaport
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I could love Beau and Addy more. This book was everything I was hoping for an more. Without giving anything away, when I got to the part where Beau had to come back home I wasn't sure how I was feeling about where the storyline was headed. But with trust in Jennifer (girls got my name I gotta trust her, right?) she proved that this was exactly how the story needed to go. There was everything you love about a small town romance when the H & h have known each other for almost their w ...more
Ruby Straaten
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Oh my gosh. This story 😍

I have been reading Jennifer's books for years now. This one is by far the best story she has ever written. I love seeing how far an author comes in their story telling and this is so amazing to see. This book is 5+stars.

The story was well written, the characters had so much growth and development. I love that the drama involved was handled like adults rather than like kids and instead the drama added to the story and didn't pull me out like previous books.

Beau is a dre
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Sherry Patrick
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer has done it yet again with another amazing book! I absolutely fell in love with Beau, Addy and Zoey and this book. I knew it would be great because I love all of Jennifer's books but there was something so special about this book and seeing Beau & Addy find their path that finally got them where they should have been all along. There are definitely a lot of emotions with everything that goes on in the book and sweet little Zoey was so cute. I love how Jennifer made her parts be how a 5 ...more
FunUndertheCovers
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A path that feels forbidden and unrequited is definitely a bumpy road to take. This friends to lovers story was definitely one where it seemed that all the odds were stacked against them. That made me cheer for them all the more!

Beau and Addy were best friends, had always been there for each other as long as they could remember, but when each of their feelings became stronger, it always seemed like the timing was off for one reason or another. Keeping how they felt a secret, they wasted many ye
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Jillian Kerr
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

The Path to Us is a best friends to lovers, slooow burn that sent my emotions into overdrive. I laughed, I cried and I fell in love with these characters, including secondary characters quickly. Beau and Addy have that type of friendship that is rare and you wish you had with someone. Their friendship was certainly tested but even when it got hard they did anything to keep the other in their lives including hiding their true feelings for the other. There are some interesting circumstanc
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Carrie
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beau & Addy are meant to be - and everyone knows it, but them! Their story has some heartache & healing to be done, but even with some heavy subject matter, their story is full of smiles & feel good moments. I love the pacing - we get some glimpses into the past, as their history is a large part of their story, but the past doesn't overwhelm the present or their future. There are some wonderful supporting characters (including some creatively named pets, adorable!!) & a chance to reconnect with ...more
Melissa ~ Book Boyfriend and Husband Makes Three
This was my first book by this author and I will definitely be diving into her backlist.

I loved Addy and Beau it was clear from early on that they were meant to be but life doesn’t usually give us the easy path and their path was rocky and long.

Big emotions in a small town this story was heartbreaking but it was the mixture of heartbreak, swoon, moments that made me giggle, witty banter and charming little girl that lead the way to healing and a happily ever after.

I loved this heartbreaking an
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Crystal
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Emotional rollercoaster.

I was not expecting the angsty emotional rollercoaster but it was good!

This review will be short because I want it to be spoiler free, but I enjoyed it.

Ended a little abruptly for me then had an epilogue that jumped quite a few years. Would have liked a Littleton ending wise before epilogue, but overall I enjoyed this one!

I will continue reading more from this author!
Tanz
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think I say this every time Jennifer releases a book .. but I think it's my favourite book of hers yet! A rollercoaster ride of emotions!! Tissues are required - especially at the beginning! A heart breaking start but our hearts are healed by the end. Beautifully written and I adored every word! I couldn't put it down! I love Beau, Addy and Zoey. A must read!!
Emma Johnston
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was emotionally charged, especially in the beginning. But it was a stunningly beautiful story!!

I was soooo hooked on Jennifer's words once again that I didn't come up for air!!

An absolute must read!!
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May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Prepare to fall in love with this story and with Beau and Addy! Emotional, sweet, hot and funny...your heart will be invested.

A path that feels forbidden and unrequited is definitely a bumpy road to take. This friends to lovers story was definitely one where it seemed that all the odds were stacked against them. That made me cheer for them all the more!

Beau and Addy were best friends, had always been there for each other as long as they could remember, but when each of their feelings became str
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I love a great friends to lovers, second chance romance. Make it a single parent book, and I’m 100% on board.

Beau and Addy have known each other almost their whole lives. Addy has been in love with him since they were teenagers. Beau realized a little too late that he had feelings other than friendship for Addy. She’s just discovered she’s pregnant after spending a night with someone else.

Their second chance comes after a very sad loss. It’s a heartbreak no one saw coming, and they will lean o
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