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 About the book: After surviving an abusive marriage, Victoria Newel needs a clean slate for herself and her son. Taking a job as a math teacher, she moves across the country to the small town of Lincoln, Utah, where no one knows her and she can start over. However, her new colleague, Drew Dalton, offers her friendship and maybe something more. But has her heart healed enough that she could trust again? 

Drew Dalton lost his wife to cancer years ago and he locked his heart away, throwing himself into his teaching job. But when Victoria Newel starts working at the high school, she awakens something in him that he never thought he’d feel again. Her gentle nature and quiet strength draws him to her, but it’s obvious she’s hiding something in her past from him. Can he open his heart to a woman who harbors so many secrets of her own?

My review: Wow, I loved everything about this book from the very start! I loved Tori, she's vulnerable, but at the same time super protective of her young son Caldwell. I loved the parts of the book that talk about their relationship, so sweet. The two of them had been through some very hard times together with the way Tori's husband was abusive and it seemed like you could feel the special bond the two of them shared.

Tori moving them to Utah to get away from their bad memories was super sweet. And I loved the co-workers and friends that she gained in her new environment. I really liked the way she was vulnerable and needed Drew even more than she ever could have thought. 

Drew was such a kind guy, I loved the way that he was always watching out for those around him that needed cared for, his sister Olivia, Tori, and the way he tried not to hurt Karissa, even though he wanted nothing to do with having a relationship with her. He was just an all around nice guy. 

The plot of this one is cute, it's clean and fun! I enjoyed reading every bit of it!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



About the author: Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense. 

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order. 

Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog ldswritermom.blogspot.com. You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website juliebellon.com.

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