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The small town he couldn't wait to leave is calling him home....

Dax Ellis returns to Colton, Mississippi, a changed man. He traveled the world, earned a fortune, and made a lifetime of memories, but now he longs to put down roots. Time hasn't been kind to his hometown, and Dax wants to help - if only he can convince everyone he's not the same petulant boy he used to be. Especially the one woman who has every reason not to trust him.

Librarian Callie Colton cherished summers with her grandparents in the town her ancestors helped build, in spite of the boy who called her names. Now that Colton is her home, life is quiet until Dax returns...and, along with him, ugly letters on her doorstep. He may still have the power to hurt her, but she's not the same scared little girl she used to be.

And soon Dax will have to face his past to find a way forward for the relationship they were cheated of once before.

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Eliana West (P)2020 Tantor

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If this was high school, it would've been okay?

The story reads too much like a pre-school book for me to take it seriously. The characters have no real real depth to them and it just makes no sense to me why they're even attracted to each other. Another obvious thing is, if someone made you so afraid that you start shaking when you see them and they give you nightmares, would you be so nice or just easily want to date them after a simple out of the blue apology???? No, you wouldn't, but that's what the FMC does almost instantly. Its like ah, okay, maybe she's just annoyingly soft hearted. No, soon after that you find out that all the characters are like this with these paper thin convictions and fake sounding reactions to each other. I feel like I'm being read a pre-teen/high school book. Um, do I really want to continue something like that? Nope. Sorry, but I DNF'd this w/ in the first 1.5 hours.

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Sweet story

I had a hard time with the accents and getting through Chapter 1 but I am so had I stuck with it. The love story blooms amid sad racial tensions in a small southern town.