Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Larkspur Road - Jill Gregory

Book Blurb:
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?

In My Own Words:
Family secrets seems to be what is on the agenda for Mia's summer vacation.  Between trying to find out what happened with her grandmother and her estranged aunt, and her niece showing up out of the blue carrying her own secrets, Mia's summer is looking like it will be anything but relaxing, especially when she finds out her first love is back home in Lonesome Way.

Travis is looking to set down some roots, reconnect with his son, reevaluate his career and try to rekindle what once was.  Many years to late, he isn't sure the last is possible until it becomes evident that his son may need a little tutoring and Mia comes highly recommended.  When he can finally look directly in her eyes, he sees a glimmer of the past, and vowes to do his best to make things right.

Notable Quote:
The promises of a man are as meaningless as the ramblings of a fortune cookie. (I love old sayings that pop up in books)

I was looking forward to this second book in the Sage Creek series and I wasn't disappointed.  I feel this book is a book about second chances.  The second chances that come by family, love and friendship.  The author did an awesome job of expressing anguish, pain and love either by the thoughts the characters were thinking or the actions you followed in their journey.  I loved all of the references to the country music groups, made you feel like you were there, in the moment with the characters.  I highly recommend this book to anyone that needs a great contemporary comfort read.  (On a side note, Travis starts his own security company in this book, full of Navy SEALS....I am seriously hoping that turns in to a new Romantic Suspense series....HINT HINT).

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