About the Book:
Independence, New Mexico, needs a lifeline, and Myka Solis is determined to provide one. She thinks her craft business can transform the dying town into a vibrant, creative hub. And she knows exactly the person who can help: Joshua Nez, the confident big-city architect who's back in town to rebuild his own life.
Thanks to Josh's expertise, Myka finds herself leading a revitalization effort that draws in the entire community. But working with Josh has to stay a business-only arrangement. Josh has dreams, too, and his involve opening an architecture firm far away from Independence. If only Myke can show him they both have a future in their hometown…together.
Two kids were raised in the same small town. She was a golden girl--popular, attractive, and smart. She married a local boy and they put down roots, until tragedy struck and her husband died. He lived next door. They were friends, but that was all, and he was "trouble with a capital T". He left town as soon as he could, with no desire to return. When the economy causes his business to fail about the same time his father died, he returned to town to wrap up loose ends and plot his next move. Guess what happens next?
I liked watching Myka and Josh get to know each other again and examine what they wanted out of life. I found the revitalization part of the plot interesting but unrealistic.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B-