Release Date: 12 July 2016
She’s the only one who ever loved him—and the only one he can never have.
Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there's no way he can ever right that wrong. He’d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can’t find a job just anywhere.
For Sophie Haines, coming face to face with the man who broke her heart is gut-wrenching. Suddenly, he’s everywhere she turns. It’s hard not to stare at how much he’s changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn’t have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he’d never turn up volunteer in the church kitchen.
She knows it’s foolish to yearn for the man who returned all the heartsick letters she wrote him in prison. But the looks he sends her now speak volumes.
No one wants to see Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie's police chief father. But it's a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself.
My Opinion 5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**
Another epic book in this series, however the book can be read as a stand alone.
We met Jude in book one but he was very quiet and didn't say too much. However here we get his true story as to how he came to be in prison and a recovering addict.
Sophie is Judes ex-girlfriend, but things soon change in that status as even now with everything between them they cannot keep from gravitating from each other, especially with Jude trying to stay on the straight path.
Incidents happen and Jude does some good, however he does end up needing help of others that he calls friends, he even makes friends with a vicar.
This book had me crying at times, its a well written book about a hard subject. Drug addiction and how it can damage lives, but happy endings came be found at the end.
I really enjoyed the book and thought that the subject matter was handled really sensitively.