this was wonderful. Two people trying not to find someone for different reasons do but struggle with their feelings. One out of fear of having her heart breaking and being left behind, the other trying not to get close because of his career.
Alex is a caring and sweet man. A doctor who has a trusting nature and that draws people to feel safe when he is treating them. He meets Julia and Ava and can’t get them out of his mind. Over time even though he thinks living in a small town isn’t great, he begins to come around. He helps the people and volunteers to help out with people. He works hard to help the people and he fell in love with Ava. He also fell in love with Julia. But Julia keeps pushing him away. She keeps thinking he will leave. She doesn’t trust. No matter how much he is continuously is there for here she doesn’t trust him. Even after he tells her he loves her she walks away not trusting him. It takes a big whammy for Julia to realize he means it. He is willing to give up so much and be away from his grandma whom he loves more than anything to be with her and yet she doesn’t believe him. The gesture it takes for her I hope made her feel guilty. She almost lost him because of her fears.
Julia is a good person. I am not as enthralled with her as Alex. I think that is because Alex is the one who keeps giving. Who keeps growing and becoming a more caring and wonderful man. Who is willing to open his heart to love and do everything for love. Julia will do anything for family and friends but when it comes to Alex she is standoffish. She worries about what others will think. Than it is that Alex will be leaving. When he tries to stop that thought she doesn’t believe him so although she is a good character she didn’t grab me like Alex did. We didn’t see as much growth in her as we did Alex.
The story is sweet and a wonderful read about love and family. About friends and being there no matter what. About healing and finding what you are missing in life and grabbing it by the horns before it is to late.