Falling in love is easy…
New Hope, South Carolina is my home. It’s where I grew up, got into trouble, and fell in love for the first time. Scarlett Kincaid was more than the girl next door, she was my best friend, until she decided that small town life wasn’t for her. One minute she was here, and the next she was gone.
The girl I used to fish with down at the creek is now the biggest name in country music. She headlines world tours, has won four Grammy’s, and I haven’t seen her since. Until today when she sped through town in her fancy car. One look at her big brown eyes was all it took to stir up a whole slew of emotions. Emotions I’d long ago buried and sure as hell don’t have time for.
It’s the aftermath that’s hard…
There are two things in my life that matter. My music, and my dad. Twelve years ago, I packed a bag and chased my dream. Leaving New Hope and escaping the gossip mill was the easiest decision I ever made. I never planned to return, but my father needs me, and he always comes first. So, I did what I had to do. I cut my tour short and came home, despite having a sister who hates me, and a community that doesn’t trust me. And then there’s Tucker Andrews.
When he propped an arm on the roof of my car, pulled down his sunglasses and flashed his police badge, I nearly swallowed my tongue. Gone is the lanky boy who used to throw rocks at me and pull my pigtails. Tucker is now a six-foot package of brawny, sexy man wrapped in more muscle than I have hit singles. Did I mention he’s a cop and a single dad?
My goal was to help Dad, and get back to my life. But what am I supposed to when the life that used to strangle me suddenly fits like a glove, and makes me dream of things I never thought I’d have? What happens when the boy I walked away from years ago becomes one of the most important people in my life? I don’t have room in my life for a man much less love.
Because it’s impossible to hold onto someone who’s already gone.
There was nothing in the world I loved more than Scarlett Kincaid, and it didn’t matter how badly she hurt me, I was always willing to forgive her.
I really enjoyed this book, though at times I found the plot to be very similar to some other books I have recently read. Despite that, this was still a great romance story and I enjoyed every single character in this story.
Scarlett is a girl who wanted to escape her small town and found that with a music career, however, after 12 years she returns back home to watch over her father. What she doesn’t expect is the less than warm welcome from her former childhood best friend, Tucker. Tucker is now a cop, a single father and living right next to Scarlett’s father. He’s had a crush on her since they were kids, but then she left without a word. Will these two former best friends be able to mend their relationship?
I loved the chemistry between Scarlett and Tucker, at least once Tucker got over Scarlett popping back into his life. But the relationship between Scarlett and Tucker’s daughter, Chloe was hands down the best. They instantly bonded with each other and connected on so many levels. It was super sweet. Tucker’s relationship with his daughter was great, he loved his baby girl more than anything.
This is the perfect book for anyone who loves a Rockstar romance meets friends to lovers.