Title: When You Got a Good Thing
Author: Kait Nolan
Age Classification: Adult
Release: March 30, 2017
Kennedy Reynolds believed she could never go home again but has kept happy and busy living the life of a free spirit and traveling. When her adoptive mother dies, Kennedy returns home and faces everyone she left behind, including the now Deputy Xander Kincaid. He believes it is his fault she left, but Kennedy is convinced he should never know the truth.
Kennedy has her flaws, but I strongly admired how well she took the anger, hurt and disappointment from the people she loved knowing they were unaware of her true reasons for leaving town ten year prior. She also deals with the towns disapproval and gossip as she begins to spend time with Xander. She is a free spirit in many ways, but family is much more important to her than any place she has ever visited, she just needs to find a way to prove it while also finding a way to keep the family her mother created together.
Xander is dedicated, supporting and still loyal to his first love. He too has his faults, but they are understandable given the circumstances and do not sway me from the opinion that this is a leading man you can fall in love with. His family, specifically his father, are not so keen to see Kennedy back in town, but he does not let them stand in the way of his heart.
The story is sad for multiple reasons, but it is also a heartwarming story of love and family. The plot was well presented and paced so it felt neither rushed or drawn out to fit the timeline. I particularly liked that the writing drew me in and flowed nicely making it was an enjoyable and easy read.
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆
If you are looking for a small town romance, consider putting this one on your list.
Until next time bibliophiles!