An old love whose kisses make her weak, but whose secrets threaten to destroy all she holds dear…
Fresh out of college, Katie Parker had it all—a charming romance, a role in a famous stage production, and an idyllic life in London. Until she found her boyfriend cheating and got herself fired from the play. Leaving everything behind, Katie hops a plane home, only to run into her first love, Charlie Benson. As the couple returns to In Between, Katie questions everything she ever thought she wanted—including a renewed romance with her high school flame.
While she attempts to rebuild her life, Katie’s plan to manage the family’s theater meets a devastating obstacle, dragging her into a legal battle that will rock her small town. And the boy who once broke her heart seems to have the power to do it again. As Charlie’s secrets unravel, Katie must make a choice. Can she overcome her past and trust Charlie with her heart again?
I so enjoyed the Katie Parker series, so I was super excited to read about Katie being all grown up. My thoughts:
What I liked:
Being back with Katie and Charlie. I will admit to rereading the last Katie Parker book so that I would be ready for this novella, but honestly it was like being amongst old friends.
The romance. I love that it doesn’t take long to get started and I found myself rooting for them from the start. I was also beyond thrilled that Katie and Charlie didn’t pretend like they didn’t care about each other and that their history wasn’t completely erased.
Humor. This book is funny and filled with Ms. Jones’ trademark humor. You laugh from the first chapter until the very end of the book.
Characters. The secondary characters in this novel are amazing.Their personalities are so strong (Maxine anyone).
Spiritually, there is a great theme of not letting your fear run your life, but your faith.
What I didn’t like:
There were times I wanted to shake Katie. I didn’t always like the way she treated Charlie.
Romantic Scale: 8.2
Overall, a wonderful addition to the Katie Parker series. So much fun to read.