I’m a big fan of loving families and books that show children are smarter than the world makes them out to be, and this is definitely one of them. This is a wonderful example of someone who’s made wrong decisions in the past but is working hard to put it behind her and keep moving forward. She loves her children and keeps her composure even when small town gossip tries to tear her down.
I almost wish this book was a little longer, going more in-depth with Maria’s thoughts and emotions. I also wish there was a bit more build-up to the romance. Knowing the men in her past, I was kind of wigged out with how possessive Jake became because I felt like it kind of aggressive with how fast-paced the book was. That being said, he’s really good for her and he’s really good for the kids.
That being said, I really enjoyed this book and it was written really well. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quick romance that’ll have your heart soaring with some thrilling aspects as the past collides with the present.
Maria Jackson, a single mom of two kids running from her worst nightmare, ends up back in her hometown, where she encounters Jacob Smith, her middle school crush. It wasn't easy living next door to each other, but headstrong Maria found it harder not to fall in love with Jacob. Can she let go of her fears and take a leap of faith? Find out in this story of faith, hope, and love.