About the book: At age twelve, Ashlee Nichols fell in love with her brother’s best friend, Beau Jacobsen. Everyone thought she was cute and that her crush was simply that…a crush. But her young heart had known he was the one, and she had planned on marrying him as soon as she was old enough. Unfortunately, when she confessed her feelings to Beau, he’d laughed, patted her on the head and told her he was flattered. Sure, Beau had been twenty-two at the time, but she knew she wouldn't always be a little girl. Just when she turned eighteen and was finally old enough to date him, Beau joined the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan. Now, six years later, Beau is back in Mitchel Creek, Georgia for a few weeks. He’s hotter than ever…and still ten years older, something he can’t seem to get past. He still sees Ashlee as a glorified little sister…or does he?
My review: I loved everything about this book! I loved the characters, the plot line, the southern feel. And I really love that I got to see characters that I'd already grown to love again and see how their lives were going!
Ashlee is such a fun character, she's sassy and sweet. I loved the way she was, she was just like one of the princesses she played, except with a bunch of toads around her to kiss! I loved that she wasn't one of those girls that is going to get pushed around. There were a couple of guys that tried that, but she firmly put them in their place and got away from them. I loved that she had a loving character, it was so fun to watch her with Beau's grandma and all of the other older people his grandma lived around.
Then there's Beau. Wow, I really liked him. I liked that he was the southern gentleman he was. He was always watching out for Ashlee, even though he wasn't quite sure how he felt about her. Little sister...grown woman??? I loved that he was so confused. It was also really fun to watch these two characters together. Ashlee is just impetuous, she's always running out of gas because she doesn't check. Beau is just meticulous, he's been in the Army and he doesn't do anything without planning out the outcome first. These two characters are just so good for each other.
There's plenty going on in this one plot wise to keep your mind occupied. I loved the senior center parts, I loved Ashlee's job parts, I loved Beau fixing up his grandma's house or working on his motorcycle. And it was really fun to see Ashlee's siblings again, to see how happy they are and how their lives are going!
This is a fun book! I didn't want to put it down until it was over!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Labels: Cindy Roland Anderson, Clean Romance