by Laurel Blount
Published by Love Inspired
Publication Date July 1, 2019
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Georgia Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
He’ll do anything for his daughter…Even fight to regain an old classmate’s broken trust.
In the three years since her mother’s death, widower Hoyt Bradley’s daughter, Jess, hasn’t spoken—until she suddenly begs him to save her favorite bookstore from closing. Hoyt is desperate to hear his daughter’s voice again, but he and the bookstore’s pretty owner, Anna Delaney, share a less-than-friendly past. Working together is complicated enough…but can they avoid falling in love?
I would like to thank Just Read Publicity Tours for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
An adorable, grieving child. Small town. Friends turned enemies – or at least non-friends. Not to mention the beautiful cover! It sounded like the recipe for a great book and therefore I had to give it a read.
I liked the way that Anna was intelligent and yet insecure and shy. She was overly nervous around people, especially crowds. Somehow, however, she didn’t come across as a stereotypical nerd. She was simply Anna. Her dedication to her recently deceased father was admirable – she had put her life aside to help him.
Single dad, Hoyt was a somewhat typical dumb-jock type, then again, he wasn’t. He was a successful business owner and had an incredible love for his daughter. I loved that he was sensitive enough to cry. And that he was willing to do whatever it took for his daughter.
This was a very sweet story of three broken and lonely people given a second chance at happiness. Hoyt was so funny in his attempts to show kindness to Anna for her help. Burning dinner, arranging to do something extra special for her which resulted in very differently from what he expected!
The story was well written with some great lines! I really enjoyed the way Hoyt’s best intentions kept turning out in ways he didn’t expect. Until the one gesture that was just perfect!
If you enjoy sweet, inspirational romances, Hometown Hope is one you’ll be glad you read.