“This is the best start to a series in a long time…” -Fly Girl
It’s been years since Mallory Westbrook set foot in Magnolia Sound, but the death of her great-grandfather forces her back. Two weeks to get his affairs in order then she would return to her life in New York. The perfect plan, if not for Jake Summerford, her first love who broke her heart.
Jake always regretted the way things ended with Mallory and now that she’s back in town, he’s hoping they can put the past behind them. As they reconnect, old feelings resurface and Jake realizes that friendship is only the beginning of what he wants from Mallory.
With one foot out of the door, Mallory is looking for any excuse to leave Magnolia Sound behind. Forever. Will Jake’s plan to replace the old, painful memories help him finally show her their love deserves another chance?
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Fly Girl’s Review:
Get your tissues ready, you are going to be put through the wringer with this one. It is by far on of the best series starters I’ve read in ages. She seamlessly inflicts her plan of pain, renewal, love, and compassion on us in this first book. I honestly think this will be the best series she’s written when it all gets said and done.
In the review of Sunkissed Days I said I hoped the Great-Grandfather would be a pivotal part of the series, Oh how I was wrong…Spoiler Alert!!!She kills him off in the sweetest way in this one so the only relationship he gets to influence in the series is Mallory and Jake. He does a really good job of bringing them together, but really…His death and a HURRICANE!!! I never give spoilers, but I couldn’t say the next part without you knowing those two things.
Samantha gives us the perfect opportunity to see the town of Magnolia Sound change it’s face, and allows the next generation to thrive and grow without us losing the past. When the town is nearly destroyed from the hurricane and Zeke’s death everyone is given and opportunity for change, the buildings, the businesses, the business owners, pretty much all of it. It will be fun to see how she rebuilds this town and the relationships she feels need a story. I’m very excited to the upcoming books.
I’m giving this a 4.5 of 5 and if you wanted to start reading Samantha Chase, this is her at her finest moment and a great new series.
4.5 of 5 Propellers
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Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.