A better-than-average contemporary romance, but still not enough to make the 4 star rating. Susan Donovan has written much better, but her fans will likely enjoy this one too.
It's a fast, light read about two re-united young lovers who had a child together. Only he never knew about his son, and they spent tweny years unsure what happened to each other as well as believing several falsehoods. The story begins twenty years after Kat left her small Virigina town 3-months pregnant, and also dealing with a load of other issues including an abusive father, a broken heart...etc. The subject matter is a bit dark at times, the secondary characters not particularly likeable, and the romance was only luke warm with no real steam. The story lacked the comedy and steam I am used to in Donovan's books. It was an easy book to put down when it was time to go to bed, but one I still wanted to finish. The romance felt believable (for a light contemporary read), and there was no TSTL moments. Riley and Kat made a believable love match, and their mistakes of the past was addressed with the right amount of caution. But it wasn't enough to make a gripping story. I look forward to more books by this author, I just hope she revs it back up in her next one.