Creative and complicated, Jade McKinley felt like a weed in a rose garden growing up in Chapel Springs. When she left, she thought she'd never look back. But now, pregnant, alone, and broke, she has no other choice but to return.
The mayor of Chapel Springs, Daniel Dawson, has been an honorary member of the McKinley family for years. While his own home life was almost non-existent, Daniel fit right into the boisterous McKinley family. He's loved Jade for years, but she always saw him as a big brother. Now that she's back, his feelings are stronger than ever.
As Jade attempts to settle in, nothing feels right. God seems far away, she's hiding secrets from her family, and she's strangely attracted to the man who's always called her "squirt." Finding her way home may prove more difficult than she imagined.
My Thoughts: I loved this book and had a really hard time putting it down. Hunter has done a superb job of crafting a story that gets you personally invested in the main character's lives, rooting for the two to come together as a couple, hurting with them as they deal with different issues. The characters feel real, and to me that's always the mark of a well-written story.
Though this book is one of a series, you didn't feel like you were necessarily missing out on anything - except that it'll make you want to read all the others!
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for organizing this tour and providing me with my complimentary review copy.