I adored this book. Aubrey grew up in a small town with loving parents and big dreams. By her side was her high school sweetheart, and the plan was to marry and raise a family in Dusty Valley. But then something happens, and Aubrey realises she'll never be able to follow her dreams of becoming a movie director if she stays, so one month before their wedding she leaves town... and Cole.
Ten years later, Aubrey's dreams have come true. She's a famous and successful director with more money than she knows what to do with. Her best friend, Emilia, is a leading lady in Hollywood. But one day, Aubrey receives some devastating news, and her whole work collapses. It makes her look at everything her life has become, and suddenly she has other plans. After travelling around for several weeks, she decides it's time she went back to Dusty Valley and make peace with Cole.
Aubrey finds herself loving seeing all the people she once knew well, and they mostly welcome her back with open arms. Cole, however, is not quite as quick to embrace her as the rest of the townsfolk, but neither does he push her away. It doesn't take long for either of them to realise the love they felt for each other never truly faded, and they're able to work past their anger and hurt to find each other again.
I loved that the reunion wasn't dragged out for most of the book, and that we actually got to experience Aubrey and Cole as a couple, because it was clear they were soulmates meant to find their way to each other again. A lovely second chance romance that will make you smile.
This was an okay book. I really like second chance romances but I felt this one way lacking something. There was no drama, no angst, nothing that you usually associate with second chances. I also felt everything happened so fast. I wanted room for things to breathe and develop without being skipped over. I also felt the action was overly descriptive. So many things were told rather than shown or just let slip altogether. I’m also going to confess I didn’t like the other books thing. It just seems like blatant promotion and that’s not what I want in a book. All in all this is an okay book. It’s not terrible, but I also feel it doesn’t have the spark I was looking for, sorry.