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Griffin Powell has avoided his hometown since he left it in the rearview years ago. But, the former Marine understands duty and promises, and that means dragging himself back home as part of his brother’s wedding party. Which gets him thinking about a promise he made to a woman, after the best night of his life. When she, too, shows up as part of the wedding, it feels like a sign.
Always a bridesmaid, professor Samantha Ferguson is dreading this bachelorette weekend. She’s the one of the lone single ladies, and the matron of honor is her high school nemesis. Sam figures she can suck it up and deal, until she comes face-to-face with the big, sexy ginger mistake from her past. Can this trip home get any worse?
Turns out it can. Not only are she and Griff paired up for all the bridal party-bonding activities, forcing her to relive high school hell, but Sam’s best friend goes missing. When no one takes her concerns seriously, she starts a search herself – and ends up with an unwanted bodyguard whose very presence reminds her of a hot Vegas night she’s tried hard to forget.
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives, not always by chapter, but it’s clearly defined.
This is book 4 in Kait Nolan’s The Men of the Misfit Inn series. I’d definitely recommend the prequel novella, Until We Meet Again as it’s the background/set up to this book. As such this review contains spoilers to that book.
After Griff left Sam the day after their impulsive Vegas wedding, she doesn’t believe he’s coming back. Oh boy did Nolan make these two wait for their second chance romance. Thrust together as part of the bridal party at another wedding of friends Griff had to work hard to even get another chance with Sam. I loved all the chances for them not only to explore who they were in their 20s, but also how different the high school experience was for each of them. A mix of nostalgia, light angst, and rekindling of their feelings.
Then, when Sam’s friend goes missing, Griff joins her on an adventure as bodyguard. The focus on Jill provides the perfect opportunity to connect outside of their watchful and meddling friends. I enjoyed the HEA Nolan gave these two plus a cute epilogue. Swoon.
Ready for Declan’s book, Just Wanted You To Know.
Amy McFadden was great at bringing through all the emotion and angst with these two. Plus all the fun banter and sexy moments. All around fabulous listen that I devoured in one day.
About the author:
Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin’, and can wield a ‘Bless your heart’ like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements. She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world’s most perfect food. When she’s not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find her obsessively watching The Great British Bake Off.
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About the narrator:
From Amy McFadden’s website: I live in Michigan and even in the dead of winter I love to laugh so much that I never have to do situps. Truthfully, I probably wouldn’t do situps anyway, but hey, laughter is the best medicine, so I must be SUPER healthy, right?
I’m an actress now, and I used to be a 2nd grade teacher. I loved that part of my life, but after doing it for a bunch of years, I was ready to move on to the next version of me. They’re not really very different versions-teachers and actresses both reach out and engage people through stories. I’m NOT a morning person, but waking up to tell stories makes mornings better-than-tolerable.
I love books and the Muppets and smart people and kind people (not necessarily in that order) and sleeping and chocolate and coffee and writers and learning and Oreo cookies and a bunch of other stuff-but I’m starting to make myself gag on all this love.
I hate a bunch of stuff, too, but who cares about that junk? It’s probably the same stuff you hate, so I won’t bore you. Except I REALLY hate listening to people eat bananas.
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My Favorite Quotes
“The situation wasn’t that simple. Nothing between them ever was…”
“I didn’t want a different life. I wanted you.”
“He wouldn’t go back to before and pretend that kiss hadn’t happened.”