Living his life the best way he knows how, Baylor Jenkins spends his time running the family plumbing business, after giving up his dream to be an Architect, and raising his almost teenage daughter solely without the help of his ex-wife. In the back of his mind he knows something was missing from his otherwise enjoyable life. But that something was actually a someone who disappeared after graduation; a former best friend turned lover.
Locking eyes after fifteen long years raises deep emotions and unanswered questions:
What happened to make Eden run?
Could their love for each other still exist?
Or will their past time together be nothing more than a memory?
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More Than A Memory by Amber Nation, is a book about second chances, the one that got away and you didn't even know why. Nation pulls at every heartstring, and for me made me think back on my high school days. I just wondered to myself, how many people are really with their first true love? Do you really ever get over the first love? Nation made me examine on my own experiences, I wont tell you my findings, but I will tell you that Nation does an awesome job putting you right in her story.
What would you do for a second chance for with that first love? The one who captured your heart and if your truthful with yourself still has it. Eden left her hometown without a word to her best friends, one of which had been the one, her one she thought to be forever. Now it's time for that dreadful high school reunion, who wants to suffer though that. Not Eden, she had no desire to go back and face her once best friends again, until that is, she gets a letter. The one, that first love, the one she can't forget, wrote a letter asking her to come to the reunion, needless to say this made her rethink everything.
Baylor is still in their living hometown, just a normal life. He is divorced from Eden's nemesis, Kristina. They have a daughter together, Baylor has custody due to Kristina not really having much to due with her. Baylor is working in the family plumbing business, and is mostly happy in his life. He has always missed Eden, as a friend if nothing else. She left him 15 years ago, right after their graduation night.
They both meet up at the local bar before the reunion. They feel all the heat of before, but can it ever be more than just that? It is so hard when communication issues get in the way. That seemed to be the problem 15 years ago and it just might continue to be their problem. That is a true life issue for most couples, miscommunication or just no communication at all.
Nation did a fabulous job on the secondary characters as well, she built them up enough to intrigue me to want more of them as well. By this being titled, A Cottage Grove Novel, I was hoping that this would be a series. I contacted Ms. Nation through facebook and was pleased to hear that we will get at least one more book! This might have been my first book by Amber Nation but it won't be my last. Get ready to be author stalked Ms. Nation! I'm coming to one of your book signings soon.
I give More Than A Memory 5 Stars
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She is the author of the contemporary romance Brown County Series, titles include Not Alone, Runaway Love, How To Save A Life, and Unconditionally (M/M).
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