I came back to Mason Creek when my life was turned upside down, both literally and figuratively. Scared and alone, I packed my belongings and left New York where I’ve made a career as a writer for a national publication to stay with my parents in the town so different than the big apple they might as well be on different planets.
Getting to see my friends was a big plus, but meeting someone new never crossed my mind until a ruggedly handsome man in jeans and a worn baseball cap came over to say hello. Not knowing someone in this small town is like not knowing how to breathe. The slightly older man caught my eye, just as much as I caught his. A witty and roguish personality kept me on my toes, even if falling for someone new is the last thing I need.
Neither of us wants a relationship, yet we keep finding each other in this small town. Rumors fly, hearts connect, and there’s more at stake than either of us are willing to share.
This man has secrets everyone wants to know, but when more than he’s willing to share is revealed I hope I’m strong enough to help him. I may have come back to town to save myself, but saving him might be the real reason I’m here.
Review by Twinsie Dee
I bought this book and this is my honest opinion
Justine is back in Mason Creek after being in New York for 10 years and she felt is was time to come home. Well actually she had something terrible happen and she needed a fresh start and needed to get away from the city. While back home her friends think its great for Justine to get out of the house and come to the local bar and while there she meets the local celebrity Tucker Simms the small town country singer who is a mystery man all in himself. He’s 15 years older then her and has a son as well but he catches her eye and she catches hers and flirting was done. With his past and her reason for coming back home will these two be able to come together and be each other’s happy ending or will their secrets be the thing that holds them back. This was such a good story it did take me a while to get into it but i think i was just burned out on the love stories so after taking a pause and coming back I couldn’t put it down. And Tucker is a total daddy 🙂
Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn’t writing, you’ll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!
Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She is a proud Rotarian, helps run a local non-profit kids science museum, and was awarded Woman of the Year from Congressman Garamendi. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.