Presley Christensen has never lived an easy life. Raised by a hooker mother and forced with her sister to live in poverty until she was old enough to live on her own. Drugs, Alcohol and Aaron Amos were the only way for her to feel part of something. However, things changed for her when she suddenly becomes pregnant and leaves town. Luckily, motherhood changed her for the better and now she is back in Whiskey Creek hoping to put the past in the past and start fresh. However, things don’t go always as planned. Take for instance Presley running into Aaron at the local bookstore.
Aaron Amos may have not had the most best life growing up but he always knew that his family was there for him. Having struggled with drugs and alcohol when he was younger he now feels like things are finally going in the right direction. However, things through a wrench into his future when he runs into Presley and old feelings start to resurface.
Will Presley be able to live close to her first love, but still be able to open her business and date other men? Will Aaron find out Presley’s secret that could change his life forever?
This was my third Brenda Novak book and I was still as impressed with these books as I was with the last Whiskey Creek book. What I really like about Brenda’s books is that you really feel like you are getting to know the full backstory on the main characters. I really felt like I knew who Presley and Aaron was and that they could be someone that I could know. Another great thing about this story is that I felt different emotions. At times you were laughing, then crying and back to smiling. It really felt like I was living in the small town of Whiskey Creek and these characters could be my neighbors. She also did a great job of incorporating previous characters from other books into the story. It allows you to catch up on them and to have them still be part of the book.
The only thing that I did not like about the book was the second story that was going on in the book with her sister and how she was trying to get pregnant. I think that it was a good story but maybe not something I necessarily would have added to Presley and Aaron’s story. I am, however, interested where she takes this story in future books. Can’t wait to read the next book in this series!!