Since You’ve Been Gone.

Leah Williams returns to Heritage determined to try again with her business. When she discovers she’ll have to work with Jonathan Kensington, the guy who made her high school years so difficult, sparks fly both in their relationship and in the business.

from Baker Book House

My Thoughts:

First and foremost, don’t be me and jump in a series wherever you darn well please. Read from the beginning. Set the stage. Know your setting and your characters. It just adds so much when you do, and it ultimately takes away so much when you don’t.

With that being said, I walked into this book with no prior knowledge of this series or this author. And I think I struggled to get into the first half because I didn’t give myself the proper foundation of knowledge. Readers who are already introduced to these characters will have no problem jumping in! But once I became acquainted with the characters, it was easy to become invested.

I was not expecting a two-in-one romance, so that was such a pleasant surprise! And though I ended up loving everyone, there were a few times when certain characters made me so angry or annoyed that I rolled my eyes into oblivion. BUT my goodness, Faris can write some romance. Like, I just want to bookmark all of the swoony moments so I can go back and read them again. They were fantastic. She is certainly an author I will read again!

I loved the small town setting. I loved the community. I loved the ending. It was just all good! Any fan of Christian contemporary romance certainly needs to read this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. All expressed opinions belong to me.

Purchase: Amazon | Baker Book House | Christianbook | Barnes & Noble

Book Boyfriend:

You might be expecting me to say Jon, and Jon is pretty dreamy because of his longtime adoration. That shows loyalty and my goodness, he can make a girl swoon. But Colby Marc stole the show for me in this book! How is he all of the right things?! What kind of magic is this? It’s not even the musician part (which is almost always dreamy). It’s his heart–how gentle and patient he is. MY. WORD. I like him. I like him a lot.


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