Jeremiah McKinley is the first of his enlisted brothers to return home to River Rock, Missouri—their sleepy but charming hometown in the Ozarks—in the wake of their father’s death in combat. While he’s grateful to be home with his sister nearby, his grief over losing the man known as Major Mack proves almost overwhelming, especially without his brothers around.
After years of guilt and tireless effort, Mary Grace “Gray” Smith finally has her life on track. The last person she wants to see is Jeremiah: her former best friend, former crush, and the man who could easily destroy the one thing she holds most dear. But after one of Jeremiah’s brothers returns home with a head injury, Gray becomes his therapist—and a long-kept secret threatens to reveal itself and alter the course of several lives forever. Could this secret also give Jeremiah and Gray the chance to finally have the future together they always longed for?
This book will take your emotions on a roller coaster ride. Jeremiah (Miah) has come back home after being a soldier for years and is trying to get used to civilian life. Mary Grace (Gray) was Miah's best friend but isn't thrilled with a reunion. I liked both Miah and Gray. Both had their issues but both really were good people.
There were times I wanted to go into the book and smack one (or both) of them, especially Miah but life is complicated and never what you expect. The author did a great job of making you 'have' to read the story. It isn't one you will want to start and put down, but you will want to finish in one sitting! I really liked all of her characters and without giving away anything in the story, I really liked the ending.
It was a 5/5 for me. I look forward to reading the next in this series!!
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.