About the Book:
When their mother passed away, Evie Ross and her sister were each given a stack of letters, one to be opened every year on their birthday; letters their free-spirited mother hoped would inspire and guide them through adulthood. But although Evie has made a successful career, her desire for the stability and security she never had from her parents has meant she’s never experienced the best life has to offer. But the discovery of more letters hidden in a safe-deposit box points to secrets her mother held close, and possibly a new way for Evie to think about her family, her heart and her dreams.
I read the first book in this series, What the Heart Wants, and really enjoyed it so I grabbed this one too. While Suda Kaye, the heroine of What the Heart Wants inherited her parents' wanderlust, Evie has always been the steady reliable one who could be counted on, who has built a steady reliable life, and who is (but doesn't realize it) afraid to take risks.
Evie and Suda Kaye were pretty much raised on a Native American reservation by their maternal grandfather. Their father was hardly ever home, and Mom frequently left them with their grandfather while she headed off to experience new things. Unfortunately, she didn't seem to get that her choices hurt her girls. In this book we learn more about the girl's dad, their parents' relationships and a secret they left behind.
The major catalyst for Evie's healing is the boy next door--a man who was raised on the reservation with her, who has always carried a flame for her and who is now ready to make his move. I loved Milo. He knew Evie, he loved her, warts and all, and was willing to wait for her to work through her issues. He was there for her and ready to help her with her pain.
If it is important to you, there are a few rather graphic bedroom scenes. If the book otherwise appeals to you and those types of scenes don't, they are easily skimmed and don't add anything to the plot.
I'd like to thank the publisher for provided a review copy via NetGalley. Grade: B+