Angel Falls, Babette de Jongh
I was torn in this read, I love second chance romances, but was Ben right for the person Casey is now, was he still the same Ben or had circumstances changed him too?
Then there’s Ian, he’s so great a character, such a real charmer and he seems to adore Casey, sets her heart racing too. Whats a girl to do?
Casey’s kind of torn, the town seem to assume she and Ben will pick up where they left off so many years ago, but will she always feel second choice, does she really want that life, she loves Ben and the kids, but does she really love him That Way?
If so why does Ian set her blood racing, is he really where her future lies?
Its a tough one, with both men being protective of Casey where the other is concerned. Lots of male posturing 🙂 and doesn’t that happen so often!
Ben’s still grieving and yet he doesn’t seem able to let the idea of him and Casey go, doesn’t want to see her with Ian.
Ian shares some of his past with Casey, isn’t sure he wants a permanent relationship, he’s open about how he feels and that he may not want long term but he can’t seem to let her go either, can’t seem to let her have that long term chance with Ben.
Its a fun read, so very real and I could have shook both men at times.
I could see it play out exactly as it did if it was real, could see why Ben’s in laws felt Casey was perfect for him and their grandchildren, wanted them to be a family, and they weren’t alone, half the town seemed to feel that was a natural conclusion too.
No-one really looked at how fair that was to Casey though, thought about how she and Ben had changed in the past 12 years even of they were still looking back at their shared past and missed opportunities.
Ian and what happens there – I’d have reacted as Casey did, and I think that’s true of many of us when out emotions are cut, when the past looks like its becoming the present.
I wasn’t sure for a long while just how things would play out, whether it would be Ben, Ian or maybe someone else or no-one… Its a great read and one I really enjoyed, though I’m not sure its a re-reader for me.
Stars: Five, I wasn’t sure for a long while just how things would play out
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