Author: Cathleen Armstrong
Summary: Sarah Cooley has come home to Last Chance, New Mexico, for one reason–because it doesn’t change. After an engagement gone bad with a man who wanted to change everything about her, Sarah is more than ready for the town whose motto may as well be, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Chris Reed, on the other hand, wants nothing more than to spark some change in the little town. As the new owner of the Dip ‘n’ Dine, he’s shaking things up to draw folks from all over the Southwest into his restaurant.
As it turns out, the winds of change are blowing into Last Chance–just not in the ways that Sarah or Chris might expect.
With the same evocative writing and fascinating characters that won fans for her debut novel, Cathleen Armstrong invites readers back to Last Chance for a soul-searching, romantic story of two people navigating the twists and turns of small-town life. – Goodreads
My Thoughts: This book was graciously given to me from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
Love a small town romance! We are introduced to Chris and from the start I was not having warm feelings to any of the other characters. It took a bit to like them, in fact I often felt like Chris. As the town warmed to him I began to warm to the town. Chris is a fantastic male lead. I loved his characterization!
Sarah on the other hand…I was not a fan. I had moments where I liked but then it would flip so quickly. She doesn’t like change and so Chris taking over the one diner in their town and wanting to change the menu frustrates her and she makes snap judgements. To me, I felt that at times it almost came off as snobby and I wish we had gotten more insight into why she is this way. I never felt there was a reason and I wish we had gotten that.
I never read the first book, but I feel these are probably more stand-alone stories just based in the same small town. I enjoy these reads. It’s nice to dive into a sweet country romance.