(Going Back #20)
Paperback, Harlequin SuperRomance #1555, 249 pages
Published April 2009 by Harlequin
The last time Annie Greer saw Eden Bay was in her rearview mirror. And she'd keep it that way if not for the SOS from the only family she has. While she may have come home, she has no intention of reconnecting with the town that thinks the worst of her.
Too bad fate has different plans--namely Kyle Becker. Despite her attempts to avoid him, the attraction between them grows. But can they overcome their shared history? The obstacle seems too great. Then Kyle gives her a letter--a voice from the past--that could hold the key to their future.
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5 out of 5 (via goodreads)
I am so surprised with this novel. I never knew that I would be teary eyed the whole time I was reading half of this novel. It just turned on some memories of mine. It seems that I can relate in such a way. All I can say is that is WOWed me in so many ways. Stirring up emotions from the past can be really painful yet relieving in so many ways.
Annie left Eden Bay, her friends, family and most especially Pete, her boyfriend because of some unsaid and heavy reasons. After so many years, she came back after her dying aunt, Auntie G., summoned her and join her in Eden Bay. Coming back to Eden Bay was hard for her and also for the friends and family that she left years ago. It stirred a lot of emotions since Pete died while she was away and was suffering from hurt ever since she left.
Kyle Becker. Pete's best friend. The man who saw Pete died in the war. The man who saw how hurt Pete was after Annie left. The man who holds Pete's letter to Annie if ever something happens. The man who loves Annie ever since he was a kid.
I just loved the emotions and all the pain that was pouring out. Loving, letting go, pain, guilt, fear, and forgiveness.. All of the above was all in one novel. You better pick up some tissues to be used while reading this one.
What I like:
* Annie and Pete's love with each other
* Auntie G. and the way she lived her life
More than anything, that’s what I want for you—dreams. A good man to love and who will love you. Someone who will make you laugh, who will hold you close each night, who will give you children and grow old with you. I envy him at the same time that I pray for him to come to you.
Live, Annie, live!