I received a copy of Whenever You Come Around by Robin Lee Hatcher from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Just when Charity’s wild imagination failed her, a flesh-and-blood hero walked into her life.
Best-selling author Charity Anderson returns to her hometown of Kings Meadow to defeat a bad case of writer's block. She imagines she’ll spend a lonely summer writing and then return to her home in Boise. She soon finds herself caring for Buck Malone, a wilderness guide—and the object of her unrequited teenage crush. But what else can she do? Her dog Cocoa caused the accident that left Buck with a broken ankle and wrist, taking him off the trail for weeks of prime tourist-season work.
Buck and Charity have gone different ways since high school, and at first it seems they have little in common. Buck loves the simple, low-key life he's made for himself in the mountains of Idaho, and she’s a woman accustomed to the faster, bustling pace of the city. But spending so much time together has Buck hoping to change her mind about staying in the small town she thought she'd left behind for good.
It’s a summer for discovering that young love is a spark not soon extinguished.
This is a great book about overcoming your past and opening your heart for what God has in store for the future. Charity has been running away from her past and everything that reminded her of it. When her house suffers damage from a flood and needs extensive repairs she returns to her hometown for the summer. She tries to lock herself in her parents house so she can work on her next book. Her first day in town she runs into Buck Malone, an old classmate, and her dog causes him to break his right ankle and wrist. She reluctantly offers to take care of Buck but soon finds herself looking forward to spending time with him. Will she be able to face her past and embrace her future?