Recently, I’ve been reading mostly dark and twisted stories. I love them. They’re great, but I needed something to remind that most of the world isn't intrinsically evil, sometimes two people can fall in love and not end up running for their lives.
Cameron Turner is cursed. He’s lost almost everyone he’s ever loved, and he knows better than to try again. If the universe intends for him to be alone, then that’s exactly what he’ll do, keeping to himself in his quiet Kings Grove cabin.
Harper Lyles is getting out of Kings Grove ASAP. She was born in the tiny mountain town of Kings Grove, and she never planned to go back. But when her life is turned upside down and she has no choice, she vows to make the best of it. For six short months at least, and then she’s on to bigger and better things.
When Cameron rents the empty house next door to Harper, both their plans begin to change. Harper’s energy and tenacious happiness make Cameron wonder if he was really meant to be alone after all. And Cameron’s dark brooding appeal has Harper wondering if maybe Kings Grove isn’t so bad.
Love Reclaimed is the fourth book in Stewart’s Kings Grove Series. I haven’t read the other books, but I never felt left out like you sometimes do coming to a series in the middle. The side characters give flavor and depth to this story, and I definitely want read more about them now, but this book easily stands alone.
What I particularly loved about this story was Harper’s character. She’s funny and endearing. I enjoyed the banter between her and Cam, especially when he tries to retreat into his shell and she drags him right out.
The tagline on Stewart’s website is “Humor with Heart.”
I cannot think of a better line to sum up this book.
I would strongly confidently Love Reclaimed to my romance-reading friends who want a small-town, feel-good story.
And I hear that a side character that I adored is getting his own Christmas novella! Can’t wait for that!