In this touching new novel by New York Times bestselling author Jill Gregory, a woman comes face to face with a love from her past and finds the chance to heal…
Fifth grade teacher Mia Quinn expected a tranquil summer in her hometown of Lonesome Way, Montana, sewing for her quilting group’s exhibition fundraiser and caring for her rescued dog, Samson. But all her plans for a relaxing break are thrown out the window when Travis Tanner—the boy who broke her heart in high school—returns to town with his ten year old adopted step-son.
A former FBI agent, the boy Mia once knew is now well over six feet of male muscle—and he still has the power to make Mia lose her train of thought with just a glance. When Travis asks her to tutor his troubled son, Mia quickly discovers that the sparks between them are hotter than ever. As danger comes to Lonesome Way and family secrets come to light, will Travis and Mia realize that love can be even better the second time around?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Some of my favorite reading enjoyment is in small town romance series.’ This series has been fun to read so far. There is romance, of course but there is also the secondary characters that are also around making the story that much more relative. Larkspur Road is a story of second chance for Travis Tanner and Mia Quinn. There is also two small subplots going on as well. The first including Mia’s niece which I think the story would have been better without. The second subplot had to do with Mia’s estranged aunt and a family secret. Personally, I enjoyed reading about that part. Mia is a school teacher on summer vacation just going through life lonely and unlucky with love. Lets say that Travis was her first experience with that bad luck. Travis is moving home after being away for years. He wants to settle in his hometown. Travis has come home with his ten year old stepson, who has some issues that need attention as well. Travis and Mia don’t come together easily. Mia justifiably doesn’t trust him not to break her heart again. I was happy for them when they got together however, I felt that Mia forgave too easily and I would have liked to see Travis grovel a bit more. Another small disappointment for me was the actual amount of book time Travis and Mia this had as a couple. There was too many other conflicts happening that, in my opinion, lessened Travis and Mia’s time together. That being said, I still loved this book and will continue with the series.