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Into the Sunset

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  30 reviews

I know why I lost her. I was too serious, I was too practical. I was too busy thinking I knew what she wanted without asking her.

Over time, this wore on her. All she wanted was to be heard. She wanted someone to support her big exciting ideas, I was supposed to do that, but I shut them down. No wonder she handed me my ring back and left town. No wonder she married someo
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Published May 10th 2022
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This was an enjoyable story where sometimes love is just not enough, hopes and dreams trumps love.

We loved Ben, what a sweetheart, and our heart bleed for the man who pined for the woman he loved for years. Super nice guy that was hard-working and talented, and the kind of guy a girl hopes to build a life with.

Jessica was a character that we never warmed up to, honestly there wasn't a thing we liked about her, found her to be selfish and uncaring and always thought about herself and did not care
Jennifer Pierson
May 23, 2022 rated it really liked it
Jessica & Ben were in love until she left him for something more which broke this amazing man's heart. Turns out the grass isn't greener on the other side as Jessica has learned when searching for something bigger & now she's stuck like chuck in a bad situation. Of course fate stepped in for Ben, as he ends up coming across her path when he goes out to do a job that he should have someone else done. I loved Ben so much, and frankly, Jessica didn't deserve him whatsoever. I have to say that I rea ...more
Dana zamora
May 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Going from high school sweetheart's and after college things spiraled down for Jess and Ben, seeing each other years later was a shock to him, learning about her life after she left, still harboring feelings for her Ben doesn't know what to do, he wants her back, has kept her ring with him as a reminder of what they had and could have again, possibly, can they get past the hurt, can they communicate to each other, make their feelings known, can they trust, beautiful ending, I have voluntarily re ...more
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
Ben and Jessica get a second chance when they reconnect but there is a lot of drama that happens before they can get there. I had a hard time connecting with Jess with the back and forth and at one point I just wanted Ben to find someone else. Those are strong feelings! In the end it works out, but didn't feel the connection as much as I would have wanted. ...more
Heather Dee
May 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely amazing my heart was broken 💔 I cried but then I was smiling and sighing ... absolutely gorgeous couldnr recommend enough !
May 10, 2022 rated it really liked it
A beautiful second chance book. Lots of ups and downs, so be prepared but overall a great story!
May 07, 2022 rated it liked it
I don't really know about this one. It's definitely not my favourite book by the author. I feel like there's a lot of information that's left out as this is pretty short in length. And I can't really connect to Jess. I feel like she's too self-absorbed and selfish. Even after they reconnect, she wouldn't even consider his feelings for her and maybe rethink her decision. Ben definitely deserve better than her. ...more
Apr 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I was in such a book hangover and this was such an easy read, just what I needed. Ben is such a sweet, gentle man. And Jessica just took some time to figure out what she wanted.
Deeply Love Reading Blog
Ben and Jessica had to lose each other to realize that fate would intervene Whalen the time was right.
"It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do."
I could not connect with The heroine.
The time frame even though labeled well in the book was a little frustrating.
I love how Ben’s sister Jules was there to be his supporter . I can’t wait for her book.
3.5 stars.

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I know why I lost her. I was too serious, I was too practical. I was too busy thinking I knew what she wanted without
Nikki  Malan (hot books and sassy girls)
2.5 stars
Ben and Jess were childhood sweethearts. Ben knew what he wanted for them, and had their lives mapped out, but Jess had different ideas and wanted something more for her life. Chasing a different dream, she left Ben and his town behind. Ben never got over his one true love and took the time to invest in his business, growing it into a well-respected company, but never forgetting Jess, or moving on from her either. Jess landed herself in a situation while chasing her dream, and by doing
N.D. Jackson
May 23, 2022 rated it liked it
It took me a while to figure out how I felt about Into the Sunset when I finished reading it. I didn’t really like either of the main characters. Jessica had every right to leave but she was as guilty of not voicing her concerns and wants and needs as Ben was of not asking. Besides, they were very young and needed some time apart.
At least Jessica lived her life, regardless of the quality of that life instead of just holing up and becoming a bitter workaholic. I always love a second chance romanc
Christine Woinich
May 26, 2022 rated it really liked it
Jessica and Ben basically grew up together, made plans for a future together, until Jessica got a little bored with her life. She went for a life outside their tiny town, but things were not a rosy as she expected. Fate brought them back together, but too much had happened for it to be a smooth reunion. When thinking about rating this story, I decided between 3 1/2 stars and 4. This was definitely more women's fiction than romance as the majority of the story these two were not together. Jessica ...more
Marni Ortiz
May 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Angsty , heartbreaking, heartfelt, emotionally charged , captivating , intriguing, off the charts chemistry, witty banter , humor , angst , page tuner , characters that are unique, likable relatable and multi layered , and a second chance storyline that will literally grab onto all your emotions, pull at your heartstrings and suck you right in . Into the sunset has all the feels , it’s honestly one of my best second chance romances I have read in a very long time , but why I am even surprised as ...more
May 17, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2022-read-in
A second chance romance - Ben loved Jessica with his whole heart but while she loved him, she needed to get out of their small town and go after her dreams, knowing that if she didn't go there would come a time in her life where she'd start regretting him and their relationship. That shattered Ben's heart, but life goes on. And sometimes life has a way of turning a dream into a nightmare! Fate put Ben and Jess back into each other's paths again. It certainly was a bumpy path!

I loved Ben - there
Leisa Ann
May 07, 2022 rated it liked it
I love a second chance story but I struggled a bit with the heroine. I loved Ben but had a hard time accepting Jess because of everything she had put him through not once but twice. I can only take so much wishy washy-ness and Jess exceeded my limit. Ben and Jess were together from a young age before Jess decided she needed to leave the sleepy lil town. Her plan to make it in the modeling world didn’t work out and her path crosses with Ben’s again but that doesn’t work out either and she leaves ...more
Nicole ReadingBetweenTheSheets
Following the “perfect” relationship and saying “yes” to a life of happiness, Jessica left town abruptly for “more”. She found herself in a troubling marriage not the life she was “promised”.

After being given back the ring, Ben stayed in their hometown, living with the difficult memories of the life that could’ve been.

I am mixed on this one. There was A LOT going on throughout the book. I liked the overall story. I honestly didn’t like the heroine, Jessica, AT ALL. I didn’t think she deserved f
May 12, 2022 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars!

S.L. is a new to me author so I did not know what to expect an I was pleasantly surprised. Jessica and Ben have history and there was things unfinished and pain so when they see each other again there are things unsettled. Jessica has a lot on her plate and cannot decide what she wants. Ben is patient because he knows he wants Jessica. Overall there was things I really enjoyed about the book and there was things that I was not a fan of. Overall the story was good. It had a great varie
Wendy Livingstone
Ben and Jessica were high school sweethearts, until college when everything spiralled out of control, and they went their separate ways. Ben and Jessica meet again years later, and he is determined to get his girl back. This is a story which pulls at the heartstrings, and the only downside, is that I struggled to engage with Jessica. This is a well written story which is a 2nd chance romance, with drama, angst, emotions, heartbreak, intrigue, humor, and is a captivating page turner. I look forwa ...more
Apr 28, 2022 rated it did not like it
Half the relationship development is heavily implied and occurs off page. Otherwise, it is summarized, leaving characters feeling hollow and hard to connect with. Felt like the relationship was toxic with how Jess treated Ben, he deserved better. Also hate how the issue with the abusive husband was resolved. Felt like deus ex machina and the author trying to rush things along. Overall, this book left me feeling icky.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review volunt
Jillian Kerr
May 11, 2022 rated it really liked it
Sunsets and Somedays is a second chance story. I really liked the storyline and the idea of Ben and Jessica's story, but not my favorite by Sterling. This revised version flowed much more nicely for me and I did enjoy it more the second time around! I had a better connection with both MC, but I felt Ben was desperate and caved way too easily when it came to Jessica and Jess was selfish and never truly cared about Ben's feelings until the end. Overal I did like this new version better than the fi ...more
May 16, 2022 rated it really liked it
I read this novel in its first incarnation and now with its update and additional words. I have to say, I remember enjoying it then and I enjoyed it now. This story is about young love that ends hard before being found again as adults. It’s the story of abuse and regret and above all hope for the future.

These are the kinds of stories I like. I like hope. I like second chances. I like stories where couples overcome crazy circumstances, where they rebuild trust, where they fall in love again. 🥰
Mercy Berg
May 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I love second chance romances and this is exactly that. Ben was completely adorable and I fell in love with him. Jess, she wasn’t my favorite. I had a very hard time empathizing with her and letting the things she did to Ben go. I think if the story lasted a little longer and you had more of a chance to like her more it would’ve helped. In the end I really loved the story line and the writing was wonderful as usual from this author.
Jun 13, 2022 rated it really liked it
Into the sunset is a great book. I really loved the storyline. Jess and Ben were childhood sweethearts, because of not understanding each other's dreams their relationship felloff only to be reunited 10 years later

A great book.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Apr 30, 2022 rated it liked it
This book was okay. I felt like there should have been more to the story. I never really connected with any of the characters.

Side note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review
Jo-Ann Forrest
May 10, 2022 rated it really liked it
Jessica had big dreams and left the love of her life Ben and her hometown behind to go fulfill them. Instead she was unfulfilled and returns home to see if she can recapture what is real and not a dream. A sweet, heartbreaking story that I graciously volunteered to review.
May 18, 2022 rated it really liked it
Into the Sunset by S. L. Sterling is a good, and enjoyable second chance small town romance read. The story has a good story line. The characters are good, and they have good chemistry. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Donna Getzandanner
Jun 06, 2022 rated it really liked it
INTO THE SUNSET is about Jess and Ben. Their story unfolds with excellent storytelling. I loved the connection the characters had between them.
The book has everything a story like this one needs to make it a great read. I enjoyed it. It was a one-sitting read for me.
May 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read. I enjoyed it even though I felt like the h did not deserve a second chance. I would still recommend this book. Great job.
Lauren Hutchinson
May 14, 2022 rated it it was amazing
A really enjoyable and addictive second chance love story. The characters are fantastic alongside a brilliant storyline made for a fantastic read. I loved the whole thing.
May 14, 2022 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. A second chance at love. Who wouldn’t want to experience that
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USA Today Bestselling Author S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada and is married to her best friend and soul mate and their two dogs.

An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamt of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her

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