Zoe Brown may have been voted Most Likely to Never Leave River Bend, but the paper-thin walls and suffocating air of her family's double-wide trailer were not what she wanted for her life. Other than BFFs Melanie and Jo, the only thing that kept Zoe sane during high school was her boyfriend, Luke.Read more...
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Zoe Brown may have been voted Most Likely to Never Leave River Bend, but the paper-thin walls and suffocating air of her family's double-wide trailer were not what she wanted for her life. Other than BFFs Melanie and Jo, the only thing that kept Zoe sane during high school was her boyfriend, Luke.
She didn't just leave, she escaped--turning her back on the shame of her black-sheep siblings and imprisoned dad. Now a celebrity chef in Dallas, she can afford all the things she never could have growing up. But when she returns to rustic, ruggedly beautiful River Bend, Zoe has to face all that she abandoned--including Luke.
While Luke was a refuge for Zoe in the past, he knows they inhabit totally different worlds now. Anchored by his parents and his job as a mechanic in his father's shop, Luke never felt the urge to leave River Bend--until Zoe's return.
But when the two rekindle their old flame, Zoe is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: remain in River Bend and confront her past before it destroys her, or say good-bye to everyone she's ever loved...again, this time for good.
- ISBN-13: 9781503939172
- ISBN-10: 1503939170
- Publisher: Montlake Romance
- Publish Date: January 2017
- Page Count: 320
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
Series: Most Likely to #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-11-14
- Reviewer: Staff
Bybees skillfully crafted second Most Likely To contemporary (after Doing It Over) brings together former sweethearts who have not forgotten each other in the 11 years since high school. Zoe has moved out of the small town of River Bend, Ore., and is a nationally famous chef living in Dallas, Tex. She heads back to River Bend to participate in her friend Mels wedding festivities, which puts her in contact with Luke, the man she has never been able to forget. Shes also worried about her mother and younger siblings, and she encourages them to leave the shabby double-wide trailer where they had suffered abuse from her now incarcerated father. Soon bouts of family drama are interspersed with sizzling encounters with Luke, and she faces a momentous decision: return to her hometown or continue to live in Dallas. Bybees novel will draw the reader in from the very first page. A cast of multidimensional characters brings the story to life and promises enticing future installments. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel & Goderich. (Jan.)