Review ~ Leave the Lights On by Karen Stivali
Parker Wood’s dreams of becoming a professional baseball player are shattered when he’s injured in a devastating car crash. After two years in hospitals and physical rehab facilities, he’s ready to move back to his childhood home and take over the family landscaping company. The house and business are his, now that his father has passed.
Sophie Vaughn has suffered through a hellishly public divorce from a husband who couldn’t manage to stay faithful for two months of marriage. Determined not to let her personal drama impact her successful wedding and party planning business, she buys her parents’ old house, hoping the comfort of familiar surroundings will help her heal.
When Parker and Sophie discover they’re neighbors once again, it’s as if time has stood still. Their friendship is quickly rekindled, along with the decade-long crush neither of them ever admitted having. Then the heat between them exposes a long-held secret that threatens to tear them apart…unless they can detach from their painful pasts and move forward-together.
Warning: Contains sultry summer nights, steamy pool-side encounters, and you’ll never look at a jar of peanut butter the same way again.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this story. It felt short, but that could be because I wanted more. It was a feel good story with lots of healing for the characters.
Sophie and Parker have known each other since elementary school and go home after so much heartache and disaster has struck their lives. When they see each other again, it was like they never separated.
The story felt complete, from beginning to end. I loved the ending and really enjoyed reading this.
I recommend this to anyone that likes romance and a genuinely sweet guy to sweep you off your feet.
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