Love, Again by L.P. Dover
Aubrey Reynolds is a small-town girl who’s made it big. A successful Hollywood director, Aubrey doesn’t have time to linger on what could have been. But when a routine blood test comes back with a false positive, she decides to take some time off to do the things she’s always wanted to do: taste the famous chocolate chip cookies at the Minnesota State Fair, hike the Grand Teton National Park, scuba dive in the Caribbean. But after Aubrey admits to herself what she’s really missing, she heads back home to Dusty Valley, Oklahoma . . . and the man she left behind.
Cole Haywood is a small-town fireman and that’s just fine with him. Sure, when the love of his life left their hometown to chase her dreams he was heartbroken and—he’ll admit—damn mad. But Cole would have never forgiven himself if he had held Aubrey back from success. So the last thing he expects after all these years is to walk into his favorite bar one night and find the girl he’s always loved—there—looking for him. Maybe now’s the time to make his dreams come true.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a second chance romance that makes me want to believe in true love again! One of the sweetest I’ve read in a long time, it shows how it’s never too late to go back and make a different choice or right wrongs done.
Aubrey has achieved her dreams, becoming a famous movie director, but to do so, she had to leave behind her first love. This has haunted her for 10 years, until a near tragedy causes her to reevaluate her life choices. She decides to go on a trip, crossing off items on her bucket list, things she’s always wanted to do, but never had the time. She spends a lot of time on her trip thinking about the decisions she’s made in her life, and what she wishes she’d done differently.
Cole is a small town firefighter, who was left behind. He has his own regrets, and decisions he wishes he could change. Life rarely hands you second chances, and when it does, you better make sure you take advantage of it.
This book was a sweet story about regrets, forgiveness, and second chances at happiness. I loved the absolute perfectness of Aubrey and Cole’s connection, and how they just seemed to fit. It was a beautiful story, sure to lighten anyone’s day!