Trey Highland is on a mission: find his ex-girlfriend, Poppy Kingsley, and bring her back home to Tennessee. The task is easier said than done when he discovers the reason for her disappearance and the danger that awaits her return.
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Trey is on a mission to find his lost love Poppy Kingsley. He is rich and in love with someone he lost 15 years ago. He goes to a seedy bar to watch a band, hoping it is her. He has an insane bond with her family and is trying to find the missing daughter for them, or so he tells himself.
Poppy feels strange at this performance and isn’t sure why. I’m not sure about her and why she is hiding. She wants to hate him because he broke her heart, but he tells a different story. She is one heck of a singer and eventually finds out why she has the heebie-jeebies. She goes for a look. It is him, and she gives him her address to talk later. I think that was probably too easy for someone who has been running for 15 years.
This book does jump perspective between the characters, so you get both sides of the story. We also get the introduction to the band. She is so definitely hiding something.
Oh, her big secret comes out, and wow, I didn’t expect that. She has one heck of a troubling story to tell him. Trey comes up with an exciting solution. But it has many ways to fail. I’m excited to see where this will go and how it will work out.
Things get more intense and fascinating as they move back to her hometown in front of the one man she never wants to see again. This book is filled with suspense, happiness, loving romantic times, and lots of mature content. This book does have some exhilarating moments where you see Poppy shine and some incredibly emotional moments. The end of this book is more than I could have hoped for.
This was a thrilling read of romance, pure love, and bad circumstances. I enjoyed how the author brought all the action but also incorporated times of simplicity. This story could have been based on a true story. It was that twisted. I found the romance in the book to be very sweet, gentle, and really amazing. Poppy was quite the character once her truth and history surfaced, and I loved how she was a rock when she needed to be. She definitely overcame her circumstances and tragedy all by herself. There were parts of that story that I wondered where the band was as they were left out of a lot of pieces, for as heavily as they were introduced in the beginning. But they were there when it really mattered, and the story wasn’t about them.
Poppy and Trey have a pretty serious infatuation with each other and a love that spanned separation, fights, and even trauma. This was a really great read but be warned that some of the contents can trigger some people a warning would be nice. I don’t mind how the author incorporated the mature content personally. Still, some scenes were more challenging to read due to the emotional content and impact on the reader.. I do like that this romance took place later in life. I also loved that the big surprise in the book was revealed very quickly and then continued in the storyline. If you love a thrilling, suspenseful romance with a strong woman and a charming, caring man you will love this book.
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