Author: Johnnie Alexander
Series: Misty Willow #3
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
The third installment in the Misty Willow books brings the heat and is a pleasant addition to the charming series.
Gabe Kendall has decided to try and make a fresh start at his aunt’s horse ranch. Having just been released from prison, he is skeptical of being found trustworthy anywhere he goes. As he goes for a ride one day, he bumps into a face from the past, Amy Somers. He has been in love with her since he was a teenager, but fell out of contact for many years. He doesn’t think she will ever want to be with him after finding out about his past. The thing Gabe doesn’t know is that Amy has a past and secrets of her own, some she isn’t proud of either. Can these two let go of what has been holding them back and find a way to move forward? Or are they going to be stuck in their own self-made prisons?
What Hope Remembers is a nice addition to the Misty Willow books. The nice thing is you don’t have to read them all to enjoy each one individually. It has been a while since I read the previous in the series and didn’t remember a whole lot going into this one, but that didn’t keep me from connecting with the characters and enjoying the story. I did think that both Gabe and Amy were a little too hard on themselves at times. Yes, they made mistakes, and yes, they had things in the past neither was proud of, but that was all they seemed to think about for most of the book. The last quarter of the book was the best, the suspense kicked in and made the pages fly. I think fans of the series, and the author, will really enjoy this one.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.