A surprise encounter turns Bryson Wells’ life upside down in every possible way.
Bryson has spent years building a life far away from his difficult father and the town of Wellspring, Michigan, where his family runs a water company. There’s very little he misses, but when his brother texts him to meet up in California, he realizes not having his siblings in his life is something he might change. And when he runs into Jordan Clark, his best friend from high school and the woman he had a huge crush on, he remembers why he liked her so much. She’s still gorgeous, too, and for the first time the two share a major spark, which leads to a sizzling one-night stand. Meanwhile, his father is dying but hovers on life support, and Bryson’s brother convinces him to go to Michigan to say goodbye. Back in Wellspring, Bryson confronts a wealth of unexpected emotions, and, once his father dies, he understands that many of his negative feelings toward the town are connected to his father. Jordan has moved back to Wellspring, too, deferring law school to help her elderly grandparents run their business and navigate an illness. Jordan and Bryson rediscover their special bond, which is both strengthened and complicated by their newfound sexual attraction. After a surprise bequest from his father, Bryson makes plans to return to Wellspring, especially when he learns his night of passion with Jordan may have had consequences. The couple may find a special future together if Jordan can overcome her aversion to relationships. Wright’s characters are appealing and realistic, and series fans will enjoy another visit to Wellspring, though a lack of real conflict and a narrative that at times feels mundane slow the book down.
An engaging, romantic read.