There are three things Ford Garrison wants more than anything: to build, to report to no one, and the chance to live his life without the prying eyes of the good folks of Eagle’s Ridge. Having spent ten years in the Navy as part of their construction battalion, he was able to live out most of that dream. Two out three wasn’t bad, right? Now that he’s out of the service, things aren’t falling into place quite as easily as he hoped and he ends up back home with all eyes on him.
It wasn’t as if Callie had gone out of her way to end up in Ford’s path, but somehow that happened all on its own and the town gossips were having a field day! Could she help it that she was living in the house Ford had hoped to claim as his own or that the work on his grandmother’s ranch meant they were living not fifty-feet away from each other?
Ford was determined to come home, do a job to help his grandmother and leave. Callie James is a distraction and she represents everything he has spent years running away from. Now he’s at odds with his friends, his family and himself about where his home and future are going to be.
Could he walk away from Eagle’s Ridge a second time?
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One thing I always find myself enjoying about books written by Samantha Chase is that they are easy and light reads. Even when our characters experience something unpleasant, the books never turn to the dark side and I appreciate that.
Our story starts with Ford returning home, after years away. His grandmother’s house is in disrepair after a bad storm and while he normally avoids coming home, this time, he has no choice. But coming home can bring up the past and it’s really clear that Ford has a lot that he doesn’t want to deal with.
One thing I enjoyed was the first run-in that Callie and Ford have. It was somewhat predictable, yet I still enjoyed it and found myself giggling as I imagined what it would have been like to be there.
I admit it was hard to like Ford. He was just so negative at times. I found myself becoming annoyed with him over and over, and it made it hard for me to want Callie’s character to end up with him. Everything seemed very doom and gloom with him. There were a few shining moments, one being when we see Ford remembering the times with his grandpa. I enjoyed seeing the memories come to life and the author told them in such a way that I could see the scene very clearly.
In all honesty, this isn’t my favorite book from this author. I think there were just a few things that fell a bit flat for me. However, I would still rate this book highly because the story is told well, and it’s a great read for when you want to leave the rest of the world behind.