I deliberately chose to read this book over a break that I knew was coming this summer. There was just something about the cover (because I hardly ever read the back of books) that made me want to wait for a calmer part of my summer. I wanted to be able to read as much of it as I could in one sitting! My plan worked and I am so glad that I held onto it for just a bit longer. It was a good way to end my summer break, for sure.
I have read many books by Courtney Walsh and have enjoyed them all. The covers of her books are beautiful and this one is no exception. I was hooked from the beginning of the story and was so glad I didn’t have to keep being interrupted while I was reading it!
I liked the characters in the story, but Lane left me exhausted! I understood why she was a workaholic and why she poured so much of herself into work, though. Sometimes characters with these strong problems leave me frustrated. I think it’s a fine line that authors have to walk in developing the character while being sure the reader isn’t left so frustrated that they stop reading. She did a good job of doing that, in my opinion.
The title of the book did a great job summing up the story. Lane had so much trouble looking up and seeing what was there all around her and in front of her. Some days it’s just hard to look up, especially if you don’t really want to look up.
Ryan is the town’s sweetheart. I don’t think you could not like him! He gave the town a small-town feel that makes the reader wish to visit a town like this. He’s got his life struggles, but when he sees Lane coming back to town, suddenly he’s more excited. He’s a persistent and patient man, willing to show Lane she’s worth so much.
I always look forward to reading Courtney Walsh. She’s an author that I always keep an eye out for in the new release sections!
I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion of this book.