Title: Just One Reason
Author: Kirsten DeMuzio
Genre: New Adult Romance/Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: July 19, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
As teenagers, Lindsay and Grady found a love together that few people are lucky enough to ever experience.
When Lindsay Ross decided to visit her aunt for the summer in a small lake town in New York, she didn’t expect anything other than an escape from her demanding parents. She certainly didn’t expect Grady Hawke. At the end of the summer, Lindsay and Grady made plans for their future and vowed to be together forever. Back in New York City, events beyond her control forced Lindsay to turn her back on Grady and their love.
Grady has spent the last five years trying to forget the one girl who broke his heart. But when Lindsay arrives back in town unannounced, will Grady get to know the woman she has become and find out the real reason she left him all those years ago? Or will he push her away for good?
Lindsay and Grady found love with each other at a very young age – it was true, pure and felt like it would last forever. Lindsay Ross decided to visit her sister’s mother for the summer. She had fun with her Aunt Lana, what she didn’t expect to find was love, and Grady Hawke. By the end of the summer, they had made plans about their future. They might be young, teenagers at that, but they knew that they were meant to be together.
However, circumstances drove them apart, making Lindsay break Grady’s heart. With a short, unfeeling note Lindsay broke up with Grady and never talked to him.
Five years later, just as when Grady is starting to fix his life and forget the girl who had torn his heart into pieces – she came back in town – WITHOUT INFORMING HIM.
I felt sad for Lindsay, who had clearly suffered after the summer that she left town. She was young, alone, without support from her parents and she couldn’t call Grady. I get it that she never told anyone about him, even her best friend. Some people might not understood, perhaps even me, because meeting the ONE at a young age is a VERY RARE occurrence. But it happened to THEM. They were lucky enough to find it once, but will fate allow them for another chance?
I like Grady, even when he was an a** to Lindsay. After all, he was broken hearted, frustrated and angry. He deserves an explanation why she left him. He was afraid what they had been everything to him and was just a summer fling to her.
I adore the secondary characters, especially Taryn and Leah who had been great friends to her. I have to look forward for Ford’s story – this crazy bartender already had my heart with his Halloween costume.
I love, love, love stories of second chances. It makes me feel that there is hope for ‘the-one-that-got-away to come back into your life and once again sweep you off your feet. One Reason is a part of a series, but you can read it as a standalone. I like the characters, the twist, the romance, the steamy scenes and the plot. This was one short, sweet read that will make you realize that love comes in the most unexpected time in our lives, and real love, whatever circumstances may have drive you apart, will always come back to you.
*ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
I am an author of new adult and contemporary romance novels. My husband and I live in Columbus, Ohio with our two young daughters and happy golden retriever. When I’m not spending time with my family, I can be found doing one of my other favorite activities - writing, reading and napping.
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