Monday, 29 August 2016

Review: Wide Open Spaces (Shooting Stars #2) by Aurora Rose Reynolds

*****5 Stars*****

This is a second chance romance with a storyline that is close to the authors heart and that really shines through in this book and I thought she captured the emotions brilliantly.
Shelby and Zach were high school sweethearts but things went south when Shelby got pregnant. As a very young couple who are not financially stable they make the heartbreaking decision to put their baby up for adoption. It's a decision they both struggled with and even though they wanted the absolute best for their baby, giving him up tore them both apart and eventually tore their relationship apart too. Shelby ended up moving away and both of them moved on and married other people. Fifteen years later Shelby moves back to the area with her son, newly divorced, and guess who her new next door neighbour is? None other than Zach.
There are a lot of unresolved feelings and intense emotions in this story. It's one sure to pull on your heartstrings with the content, lots of hurdles for these two families to overcome.
I have a real soft spot for second chance romances so this book was right up my street. I love when a couple has to fight for their HEA, I find those endings so much sweeter.
Another fab read from Aurora Rose Reynolds, this is the second book in the Shooting Stars series but stands alone from the first book with only a short appearance from the couple from that book so this can definitely be read as a standalone. I'm looking forward to the next book which is Zach's daughter, Aubrey's story. The synopsis is at the end of this book and sounds brilliant, and possibly a weepy, can't wait to get stuck into that one!

Reviewed by Steph Lewis

That moment your life changes.
That moment that changes your life.
That moment you love someone more than you love yourself.
That was the moment we gave our son up for adoption and the moment I was left bare. A wide-open space that would forever be empty.
There are moments that define you as a person, moments that prove just how strong you are, moments you push yourself to keep going forward when all you really want to do is give up. It was in one of those moments when I reached out and found him waiting for me.

When Shelby Calder left home fifteen years ago, she never planned on returning to the Alaskan town she left behind. But after the death of her grandfather and a bitter divorce, she hopes going home will be a fresh start for her and her ten-year-old son.

Zach Watters has made a lot of mistakes in his life. But when he sees Shelby Calder, looking more beautiful than ever, standing outside her childhood home, he promises himself that letting her go won't be a mistake he ever makes again.

Some things never change and love is one of them.

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