Thursday, January 17, 2019

Return to Maplewood Mountain by Elizabeth Bromke {Review}

Return to Maplewood by Elizabeth Bromke

Kindle Edition, 1, 200 pages
Published January 15th 2019 by Elizabeth Bromke 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.
Some say you can't go home again...

Anna Delaney has spent her entire adult life spinning through nightclubs, kissing strangers, and fortifying her edgy, high-tech career. Benders and business meetings have been the Band-Aids on a deep wound for the confident, gorgeous redhead. But when Anna’s sister falls madly in love with Anna’s boss, the delicate bandages begin to unravel, and there is only one place left to turn.

Dutch McCree was born and raised in a tiny Arizona mining town, and his low-heel upbringing made him into the gruff, hardworking, and successful contractor he quickly became. After the passing of Dutch’s wife, his hard heart left space for only one girl: his young daughter. When a new project takes Dutch from Phoenix to Maplewood, Arizona, he meets potential client Kurt Cutler and Kurt’s recently promoted Co-President. Dutch is wooed by the chance to expand his business, but he finds he has a soft spot for the little mountain town. And maybe for something else, too.

Anna and Dutch each must come to terms with their own difficult pasts before they can find true happiness. Return to Maplewood is a story of redemption and a reminder that you can always go home.
My Review: 4 Stars 

I've wondered about Anna Delaney since reading Christmas in Maplewood Mountain (you can see my review HERE). She's close with her sister, Mary, but obviously has something unrevealed issues that cause her to be distant at times. And wow, I was surprised at all this story disclosed!

Anna is a driven career woman who parties hard on the weekends, but sometimes a person needs to mask deep pain. Her first encounter with Dutch brings an instant allure, and he has secrets of his own. I love how these two characters collide in a tangle of attraction, with a tug-of-war of conflicting emotions. The battle to resolve past pains is strong, yet there is a gentleness that wafts throughout the story.

This delightfully charming mountain town is quickly capturing my heart, as are the people who dwell in it.

Content: mild+ romance (innuendo, kissing); mild language

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