A corporate lawyer returns to her hometown and falls in love with a man trying to redeem his family’s reputation even though she’s not sure she can trust him.
Kennedi Robinson has suffered her fair share of tragedies in the past few years: the sudden deaths of both her parents followed by a bad marriage and painful divorce. Needing a boost and some time to evaluate her life, she decides to visit her aunt in her hometown of Wellspring, Michigan. As soon as she gets back to town, Kennedi meets the town’s golden boy, Parker Wells, in a minor fender bender. He’s handsome and the attraction between them is palpable, but Kennedi is determined not to trust her heart again. The development of the internal and external conflicts is overly drawn out, but once the pieces fall into place, there’s pleasing complexity and depth to both Kennedi and Parker. She’s suffered too much hurt in the past and is completely closed off, while he is struggling to clean up his family’s name and business. The conflict between them intensifies when Kennedi discovers that Parker’s company wants to buy her aunt’s land with an unfair contract that is full of loopholes. The evolving relationship between the two is full of false starts, which is frustrating but authentic. Their fears and worries are too deep-seated to just disappear, but Wright (Touched by You, 2018, etc.) carefully develops a large, loving cast of family and friends who help Kennedi and Parker learn to take a chance on love. Some of the action is too quickly resolved to be satisfying, though, especially as it relates to Parker’s business conflicts.
A pleasant romance that focuses on the emotional development of the heroine as she learns to trust her heart in both business and romance.