Hometown Hero (Lake Sullivan #2)
Zara Hale escaped Lake Sullivan, Vermont, as a teenager and never planned to return. But a decade later, when her brother Zane is released from prison, she leaves her life as a Mixed Martial Arts champion and heads north, both to support him and to lend her golden-girl status to the opening of a new community center.
Cal Montgomery knows he let down the Hale family ten years ago, but this is his chance to make it up to them. Zane is his best friend. And Zara? She’s stubborn, frustrating, strong, beautiful—irresistible. Once she’s back in town, it isn’t long before their professional relationship turns into something much more intimate.
Though Zara’s hometown celebrity is as surprising as her feelings for Cal, she’s only there for the center and for her family. But as she soon discovers, Cal’s not that easy to leave, and neither are the unexpected comforts of Lake Sullivan.
Hometown Hero is that kind of coming home again tale with the lesson that coming home isn't always as simple as we'd like them to be in some ways but also not as complicated in other ways. Sometimes the things we ran away from weren't what we thought they were in the past.
We learn forgiveness, hope, and that there are things you give up on that can sometimes heal old wounds. I enjoyed reading this book for that reason.
Reviewed By: Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews
Note: I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley