Release Date: February 21, 2022
SYNOPSIS: Once upon a time, Monroe Sinclair was Brodan Adair’s best friend, but now he’s a stranger and one of Hollywood’s leading men… It took Monroe Sinclair eighteen years to return home to Ardnoch after a fateful night that devastated her friendship with Brodan Adair. She fled her unrequited love for him, as well as her difficult family life, and tried not to look behind her. Only a daughter’s guilt could lure her back to the Highlands and the assumption that Brodan Adair rarely ever sets foot in their hometown. She can handle seeing the rest of the Adairs so long as she can avoid her ex-best friend and the only man she’s ever loved. Nothing is more important to Brodan than family, and only his demons have the power to keep him from them. For years, acting was something he was lucky enough to be good at, yet it wasn’t his priority—Ardnoch and his siblings were. But when a ghost from his past returned out of the blue, Brodan tried to outrun its haunting, taking him further and further from home. When exhaustion finally forces him back to the family fold, the last thing he wants is to encounter another ghost. But that’s exactly what Monroe Sinclair has been to him. When a promise to his nephew obliges Brodan to work with Monroe, it forces them to face their past. The explosive connection that has always existed between them resurrects truths long buried. Yet, just when they might be on the brink of a second chance, the ghost from Brodan’s past finally catches up to him and threatens not just their happiness, but their very lives.
REVIEW: This book definitely gave the couple a rough start. If you’ve read this series, you knew this one was gonna be messy from the things you learned about these two in the previous books. But I don’t think I expected Brodan to be so angry in this one. And to be completely honest, I didn’t really like him at the beginning. I felt like Monroe deserved so much more. Not to mention these two are 37 years-old, and I needed Brodan to start acting like it. Luckily, he figures it out and we get to see these two find the happy ever after they deserve. These two have had a seriously rough road. It’s partially their fault, partially other people’s fault, but it’s damn messy. It was nice to get the final story of the Adair family and see them all happy with their significant others. I also enjoyed seeing the other couples play their part in the story and the kids as well.
Funny enough, I think that thing that really intrigued me in this book was the interactions between Brodan’s bodyguard, Walker, and Monroe’s friend, Sloane. Luckily, Samantha’s new series and next book, Beyond the Thistles, is their book! It comes out in May, and I am counting down the days until we can see what happens with these two. Walker is a pretty amazing guy character in this one. While he has a good mind about him and he’s a good influence on Brodan, he’s also so quiet and mysterious. I seriously can’t wait to see him fall hard!
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Thank you to Valentine PR and Samantha Young for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
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Samantha is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty books, several of which have been nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Her books have been published in 28 languages in 30 countries. She resides in Scotland.
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