Now or Never by Victoria Denault
Now or Never by Victoria Denault I have never read this author before but the blurb really caught my attention. I absolutely LOVE second chance romances. Add in the twist where the heroine, Winnie, broke the hero’s nose when they were teenagers and I was hooked. They reconnect after the heroine’s father dies and the heroine is wallowing in her grief at the family vacation cabin. The hero, Holden, is hired by Winnie’s brother to renovate the cabin.
Holden and Winnie have a complicated past. Holden was not very nice to her. But they are all grown up now and Holden has returned to his hometown and wants to show folks he’s changed. It is a tough battle but he wins.
Winnie is really struggling with the loss of her father. And she is reevaluating her life. She is very sad. It was hard to read, but in the best way. I loved almost everything about this book and was willing to overlook the slightly predictable conflict.
I was very invested in Winnie and Holden getting their HEA. They weren’t magically happy because they fell in love. They were still flawed humans, just happened to be together. I loved it.
This book kind of reminded me of Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein. But not quite as dark, but still just as good. This can be read as a stand alone and enjoyed completely. I look forward to reading more by this author.