He walked out of my life eight years ago, and for the first couple of years, I wrote him faithfully.
Then life happened, and we lost track of each other. Now he’s back; appearing one day on campus and sweeping me off my feet. He looks the same—rough stubble on his square jaw, broody brown eyes, thick brows that always lifted when I made him laugh. My Jo-Jo has come home after eight years in Afghanistan.
She looks the same as I remember her in high school, but now she’s all woman—sophisticated, educated, and just as curvy as ever. And now she’s a professor, and I’m falling for her all over again like I did at senior prom. War screwed me up, but every day Abby was my saving grace.
She promised one day she’d never let me go, made me promise I’d come back to her. I’ve come back to claim that promise. There’s just one problem: Abby’s moved on. How will I convince the love of my life that a day never went by without her on my mind?
Rebekah Dodson is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels, and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.
A story of second chances, love, and old fashioned thinking. A young woman who tried to move on with her life after her best friend and the love of her life leaves her behind. She decides to move on, but her choices could be the end of her.
Abby and Joseph (Jo Jo, Joey) were best friends, but Abby was really in love with Joseph. Too bad he was too young to realize that looks are only skin deep. Joey needed to get away from his father or he would lose himself. Joey has returned now, eight years later and has found that Abby moved on while he was away. He’s finally realized that Abby is the only girl for him.
These two go through a lot of turmoil before they are actually able to get their HEA. They have to deal with Abby’s job, Joey’s narrow minded father, and Abby’s past before they can make a life together. Their passion and love is the only thing that will help them get through everything. Joey needs to figure out his life and where he wants to go and what he wants to do, Abby needs to overcome her past and the narrow mindedness of the people in the small town they live in.
I liked this story and found it to be very real. It’s very well written and it had me cheering Abby on for being such a strong woman who knew her own mind even though she had a lot to overcome from her choices in her past. She is a woman who has a mind of her own and works very hard to prove her worth and her love.
I give this story a 3.5 star review and look forward to reading more by Ms. Dodson. This was my first book by Ms. Dodson, but I will look for more as I like her writing style. I would love to read Randy’s story.