Julia Dare is trying to run her own business, raise her young son, Max, and help her widowed mother. Her biggest worry, though, is keeping Max’s father from being a bad influence while still allowing the boy to spend time with his dad. When an account from her event-planning business sends her to Caliente Springs resort, she’s shocked to encounter Zeke Monroe, her college sweetheart.
Zeke is determined to keep Caliente Springs running despite financial trouble. When Julia walks back into his life, he’s surprised at the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client’s wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. With Zeke and Julia both pushed to their limits, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?
As I began reading this book and wondering what I love about Victoria’s stories I realized it’s this strong sense of story world. She creates these unique atmospheres for her characters and we get to be there.
I have loved each book of Victoria’s that I have read and this book strikes a strong chord in my heart. It was so interesting see how Zeke and Julia’s lives crossed and then uncrossed (for lack of a better word) and the choices they made.
They both carry a lot of regret, the good news is Julia has found the redeeming love of Christ. The bad news is Zeke once knew that love and has walked away from it.
I couldn’t wait to see how Jesus would draw Zeke back to his heart and probably use Julia to do that.
Overall, another great read by Victoria. If you haven’t had the chance to read anything by her yet I encourage you to pick up one her books, I don’t think you will be disappointed.
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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.