Sunday 22 October 2017

Book ~ "Right Where We Belong" (2017) Brenda Novak

From Goodreads ~ Savanna Gray needs a do-over. Her "perfect" life unraveled when, to her absolute shock, her husband was arrested for attacking three women. With her divorce settled, she takes her two children home to Silver Springs to seek refuge between the walls of the farmhouse where she was born. It needs a little TLC but she's eager to take control of something.

Gavin Turner understands the struggle of starting over. Abandoned at a gas station when he was five, it wasn't until he landed at New Horizons Boys Ranch as a teen that he finally found some peace. He steps up when Savanna needs help fixing things - even when those things go beyond the farmhouse.

Despite an escalating attraction to Gavin, Savanna resolves to keep her distance. She trusted her ex, who had a similarly tragic background, and is unwilling to repeat her past mistakes. But it's hard to resist a man whose heart is as capable as his hands.

When Gordon, Savanna's husband, was arrested as a serial rapist, she stood by him.until the evidence overwhelmingly proved otherwise.  Everyone in their small Utah town blamed her for her husband's actions so she moved with her two young children to a broken down house her father had left her in Silver Springs in rural California.

Gavin is Savanna's neighbour.  In addition to being a musician, he is works at New Horizons Boys Ranch, a place he spent a lot of his childhood after his father and stepmother had abandoned him.  As soon as Savanna and Gavin meet, there is an attraction.  But each is dealing with things going on in their lives so are determined to remain friends.

I liked the writing style and thought it was well-paced.  It is written in third person perspective with the focus alternating between the various characters including Savanna and Gavin.  The story was interesting with lots of twists and turns.  Though this is the fourth in the Silver Springs series, it works as a stand alone as there is enough information provided about the first one (I haven't read the first three).  As a head's up, there is swearing and adult activity.

I look forward to reading the others in this series.

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