by June Faver
Publication Date June 29, 2021
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Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
For fans of Carolyn Brown, Sherryl Woods, and Sharon Sala, comes a heartfelt, Southern second chance story for a single mom and her rambunctious young daughter.
Reggie Lee Stafford is a hometown girl living in Rambling, the town in Texas Hill Country where she grew up. As a single mom, her world revolves around her young daughter and her great job writing for the local newspaper. But her peaceful life is turned upside down when Frank Bell—the bane of Reggie's teenage existence—returns to town to claim his inheritance.
Now, Frank is the owner of the local paper where Reggie works. Reggie can't imagine going to work every day and seeing her old nemesis. Frank seems intent on apologizing, and if he plays his cards right, he might be able to make up for having been such a jerk when they were young. But Reggie has more than her own reputation to protect this time, and Frank is going to have to pull out all the stops to prove he's worth a second chance.
Charming and full of heart, Welcome Back to Rambling, Texas is perfect for fans of:
Emotional women's stories
A sweet, unexpected romance
Small-town characters you can see as your neighbors
An immersive, authentic Southern setting
Welcome Back to Rambling, Texas is a pleasant, small-town romance with an enemies-to-lovers theme. A light and easy book with a nice, but somewhat predictable storyline.
Reggie Stafford, a single mom to a young daughter, works at the local newspaper as a journalist. She lives with her dad and is working to make a better life for her and her daughter after her ex-husband left them several years ago. Her life is turned upside down when her high school nemesis, Frank Bell, walks into her life as the new owner of the newspaper she works at. During high school, Frank was the bane of her existence, and now he’s back to torture her, except it’s a different kind of torture now.
This is a fast easy read, with a nice, but predictable story, set in an idyllic town in Texas. Reggie is a spunky, hard-working small-town woman who is trying to get a better life for her daughter. I liked Reggie and thought she was spunky and has a good sense of herself. Frank is your typical small-town boy, who returns as a rich investment mogul after making his fortune abroad. I’m not usually a fan of the rich man vs poor women set up, but Frank has enough insecurities to at least make him seem realistic and vulnerable.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for a pleasant quick romance.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.