By: Kristen Strassel
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Daisy Mangold thought she had her life figured out until a roadside bomb in Afghanistan changed everything. Now a twenty-one-year-old military widow, Daisy moves back home to start over.
Cam Hunter won the reality show The Spotlight, and thought he was on his way to becoming the next big country star. But when whispers of how he won begin to surface, Nashville is less than welcoming. After he loses his record deal, Cam heads back home to open a country bar.
When Daisy meets Cam, she isn’t sure she’s ready to let go of the ghosts from her past. Cam’s ex-wife isn’t ready to move on either, and the tragedy she causes will expose Cam’s secrets and shatter Daisy’s family.
Will Daisy be able to follow her heart into a future with Cam, or will her grief keep her trapped in a past that no longer exists?
This was a fun and stimulating quick read that will have you hooked from the very beginning. Kristen Strassel has a way of writing that makes you connect with the characters so much so that you feel as if you are right there watching the story unfold before your eyes.
We meet Daisy who is now living at home trying to get over the fact that at age 21 she’s a widow, and everyone around her constantly bringing her down about her weight or one thing or another, except her Dad, because he’s just awesome throughout the whole book. When you think of supportive you can definitely picture Daisy’s father as that role model type. We also meet Cam who was a winner on one of those next country star type shows, but his life is also going downhill while he’s on the verge of a divorce.
There is definitely a lot of drama in this book but there is also a lot of hope, and that’s what I think people need more of nowadays, hope. Daisy and Cam are introduced by Daisy’s sister Ev and one thing leads to another and they are jumping each other’s bones. I think it was a little quick but sometimes when it’s good, it’s good and it’s worth taking that leap of faith. They connected passionately and had a very vibrant appetite for one another and it was certainly entertaining to read about. But even with all of that there were still insecurities, really on both ends and that’s just something they had to work through.
This wasn’t only about them getting together though, this was also about them letting go and moving on with their lives especially when something tragic happened that literally affected every person in this book. I’m going to be honest and say I did get some watery eyes because it was just so sad. It’s always good to have some type of problem that they can overcome in a book, but this was a hard one.
Overall this book was really great, easy and quick to read because it kept your attention the whole time. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the NA genre or just a good story. I love the cover it’s very sweet and I just have to say that is not necessarily how I pictured Daisy as they made her out to be rather plus size in the book but I’m still happy with it. Cam was definitely a good character in the book and definitely a great book boyfriend. Loved it all.
I received this book from WordSmith Publicity, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!
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