Once upon a time, Monroe Sinclair was Brodan Adair’s best friend, but now he’s a stranger and one of Hollywood’s leading men…
It took Monroe Sinclair eighteen years to return home to Ardnoch after a fateful night that devastated her friendship with Brodan Adair. She fled her unrequited love for him, as well as her difficult family life, and tried not to look behind her. Only a daughter’s guilt could lure her back to the Highlands and the assumption that Brodan Adair rarely ever sets foot in their hometown. She can handle seeing the rest of the Adairs so long as she can avoid her ex-best friend and the only man she’s ever loved.
Nothing is more important to Brodan than family, and only his demons have the power to keep him from them. For years, acting was something he was lucky enough to be good at, yet it wasn’t his priority—Ardnoch and his siblings were. But when a ghost from his past returned out of the blue, Brodan tried to outrun its haunting, taking him further and further from home. When exhaustion finally forces him back to the family fold, the last thing he wants is to encounter another ghost. But that’s exactly what Monroe Sinclair has been to him.
When a promise to his nephew obliges Brodan to work with Monroe, it forces them to face their past. The explosive connection that has always existed between them resurrects truths long buried. Yet, just when they might be on the brink of a second chance, the ghost from Brodan’s past finally catches up to him and threatens not just their happiness, but their very lives.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
The prodigal brother has returned in the final installment of the Adair family series and I am here for it. From the very start, Samantha Young had me hooked and rooting for these once friends to find their way back to themselves and each other.
I enjoyed getting glimpses of both Monroe and Brodan as kids and teens. Seeing their relationship blossom and grow, and then fall apart in the most tragic of ways. If that wasn't enough to have a lump in my throat, the way Brodan was treating Monroe when they ran into each other in town was enough to make me ragey.
It didn't take long for Monroe to have enough of being where everyone put their misplaced anger. She put her foot down and it was just what Brodan needed to get himself back on track. It didn't hurt that they had to see each other a few times a week so he could go about his plan to swoon her off her feet.
I wasn't quite expecting the dramatic turn the final few chapters took. My pulse was pounding as everything hung in the balance. Whew! Talk about intense. Monroe and Brodan's friends-to-enemies-to lovers romance was as emotional as it was sexy and sweet. But it was more than these once friends falling for each other again. It was falling for their hometown, their roots, their history, the memories- even the ones that hurt. And while it's bittersweet to say goodbye to the Adair family, I know that I will be going back to visit the Highlands time and again.
About the Author
Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She's been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. Samantha writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction and is currently published in 31 countries.
She resides in Scotland.
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