Accountants need love too James Winchester is content with his predictable small town life. He lives alone,helps out at his family farm, and doesn’t miss an ice cream social. His life is so neat and ordered he could use one of his accounting spreadsheets to chart his upcoming years. Evelyn Prentiss’s world is in chaos. She’s returned to her home town twenty years after leaAccountants need love too James Winchester is content with his predictable small town life. He lives alone,helps out at his family farm, and doesn’t miss an ice cream social. His life is so neat and ordered he could use one of his accounting spreadsheets to chart his upcoming years. Evelyn Prentiss’s world is in chaos. She’s returned to her home town twenty years after leaving and the transition isn’t as smooth as she’d anticipated. Her home needs renovated, her parents are once again too hands-on, and she only has the summer months to settle in before she starts her new teaching job. In an effort to be a good neighbor, James finds himself stopping by Evelyn’s house more and more to help with her endless to-do list. When a mystery from their past resurfaces and opens old wounds, the two find comfort in each other. And so much more. - See more at: http://musapublishing.com/index.php?m......
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3.5 StarsReturn was a cute and sweet story.James and Evelyn knew each other growing up, but when something tragic happens it devastates the town and Evelyn and James.Evelyn Prentiss has come back home and she has bought her own home that needs a lot of fixing up. That’s were James comes in. He helps Evelyn with the repairs and they slowly fall in love.There must be something wrong with me or maybe it’s the books I read that has my imagination going wild because when I got to the part about Will and Evelyn going on a date, I kept imagining Will being the bad guy and kidnap Evelyn. Yeah I know something is seriously wrong with me.With that said, I loved the banter and sense of humor between the characters. The supporting characters were amazing. I can’t wait to read more from Lynn and hopefully I’ll find my sinister bad guy in one of her stories.Check out my other reviews at Nessa's Book Reviews
This was such a easy to follow read! Loved how it all played out, but it sure had me wandering! Hoping to read more from this author! A sweet romance to keep you company on a cold winter day right here! If you haven't read this book yet, what are you waiting for?*Received for an honest review*
Can a book about boring people be anything but a bore? Quite a few times, I was ready to DNF Lynn Rae's story of a small-town romance between a schoolteacher and an accountant. But when I was about a third of the way through, I found myself wondering about the above question, and interested enough in James and Evelyn, and their slow-moving romance, to keep reading.Evelyn has just returned to her hometown after breaking up with a long-time boyfriend. As a child, Evelyn was best friends with high schooler James' cousin, a girl who disappeared when she was only 13. Evelyn and James, as well James' family, is still haunted by the disappearance, for the missing friend was never found. This backstory plot plays only a minor role in the story that unfolds, though; the focus instead is on the slow development of the romance between the two diffident introverts, who end up sleeping together after (view spoiler)[the cousin's body is discovered hidden in an old culvert repair work has uncovered (hide spoiler)]. James, though, asks to dial their relationship down a notch, wishing to date Evie before they engage in any further sexual relations.RETURN is a very realistic book, in both the positive and negative senses of the world. Positive, because it depicts people like those you might know, people who aren't larger than life, people who are just your average kind of Joes. Negative, because of the same thing -- too much detail about mundane everyday life, too little real conflict, too little sense of the narrative art that keeps a reader wanting to turn pages (suspense, tension, scene structure, character arc). Perhaps because I'm somewhat of a different introvert myself, I found myself drawn into James and Evelyn's story, though, in spite of its lacks.
How refreshing to read a romance with characters that were not just out of high school and who had actually lived their lives a little before meeting. Evelyn moves back to where she was from and even though she isn't too happy to be so close to her parents and back to feeling like their little girl, she is ready to start over and buys an old house to pour herself into. An old friend of hers had disappeared years earlier never to be found and be home again opens some old wounds. She then bumps into James who she knew from her past. James is an accountant now, but finds himself drawn to Evelyn and his visits increase with his helping her as an excuse. When things from the past are stirred up, they team up to find the truth and are drawn even closer together. Very good story!
First, I must admit to currently being playing catch up with my reviews! But I do know I enjoyed curling up on a lazy afternoon with this novel. Lynn Rae excels at writing characters that could easily be people you know and allowing you to escape the bustle of city life into small town America. It was beautiful stepping into a world where people cared about each other and a place where a traumatic event from the past can bring two people together in the present. Four stars, only because as a smut goddess, I require massively smutty times as well as brilliant writing to achieve my rare five star rating!
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