Thursday, September 19, 2019

Release Blast: It Was Always You

It Was Always You by Andrea Johnston
Release: 9/19/19
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Slow Burn, Childhood Best Friends to Lovers, Small Town
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You know how the story goes . . .
Boy and girl are childhood best friends.
Boy moves away and devastates girl.
Years later, two strangers meet on the internet and one of them has a secret.
Or two.

When Ally Honeycutt rushes home to her small town of Pickerton Grove she never
expected to find her once best friend working at his family’s business. No longer the
small little boy she once chased lightning bugs with, Drew Collins would give any sinful
rock star a run for his money. With soulful dark brown eyes and hair that slips easily
through her fingers, she’s less worried about what he keeps trying to tell her and more
interested in the way his lips feel on hers.

Drew Collins has made a lot of mistakes in his life, the last one landing him behind bars.
He never dreamed a single dare would find him back in contact with the first girl he ever
loved. Ally Honeycutt is everything good in the world, and his mistakes make him the
bad boy every fictional girl dreams of. Now if he could only stop falling in love long
enough to tell her the secrets that could ruin it all.
They say you can’t go home again but what happens when home is in the heart of your
best friend?

Review: I have to admit that as much as I love Andrea Johnston, I was scared going into this book. Love After Lockup is one of those shows that makes me shake my head at what the world is coming to.

The thought of randomly emailing an inmate without knowing the particulars of why they were in the joint sets off all kinds of bells and whistles in my head, most of them screaming "HOW DUMB CAN YOU BE!"

However, in the grand scream of romance, this story works out, because Drew, aka Allys childhood bff Andy, isn't some totally scary felon. He's a good kid turned bad becoming good? Does that make any sense?

As always Andrea captures life in a small town perfectly and her characters will make you laugh and cry and a whole host of other emotions. If you don't love Ally's Granny, there is definitely something wrong with you. She's a whole lot of laughs. I haven't loved a grandma as much as her in a long time.

I really loved Drew, because he was trying to be a better person, and he was a better person than the guy he was 3 years prior. He's the kind of character you cheer on. and truthfully you can easily understand his motives for keeping secrets.

Just another wonderful read, by Andrea Johnston

Rating: 4 flowers


Andrea Johnston spent her childhood with her nose in a book and a pen to paper.
An avid people watcher, her mind is full of stories that yearn to be told.
A fan of angsty romance with a happy ending, super sexy erotica and a good mystery, Andrea can always be found with her Kindle nearby fully charged.
Andrea lives in Idaho with her family and two dogs. When she isn’t spending time with her partner in crime aka her husband, she can be found binge watching all things Bravo and enjoying a cocktail. Nothing makes her happier than the laughter of her children, a good book, her feet in the water, and cocktail in hand all at the same time.


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