About Stay with Me
A mysterious letter alluding to a secret in her parents’ past brings Genevieve Woodward back to her Blue Ridge Mountains hometown, but she’s also in need of a break from a high-profile career that has left her dangerously burned out and concealing a powerful secret of her own. When she wakes inside an unfamiliar cottage to find the confused owner staring down at her, she can no longer ignore the fact that she needs help.
Sam Turner has embraced his sorrow and his identity as an outsider. The solitary, disciplined life he lives on his historic farm is the life he’s chosen for himself. The last thing he wants is to rent his cottage to a woman as troubled as she is talkative. Yet, he can’t force himself to turn her away right when she needs him most.
As Genevieve researches her family’s history and her and Sam’s emotions deepen, they will have to let go of the facades and loneliness they’ve clung to and allow light to illuminate every hidden truth.
I had heard good things about Becky Wade for a while, so I was excited to win this book in a giveaway on Instagram. I really enjoyed it. There were some things the author did that really made this one work. She had a unique story.
I liked the characters in this one first of all. Genevieve in particular was really well done. She has an addiction to oxycontin. And that makes her do things that are a little crazy. Like sleep in a strangers cottage. But she works through this and gets herself clean, with the help of Sam. I really liked that she had the mystery of what her parents had done to work on. It gave her a focus and kept the story moving.
Sam was a good guy. He really didn’t want to let Genevieve stay in his cottage. But he wouldn’t have been able to live with himself if she had died from her addiction, like a previous love. What was great about him was watching him heal and move on. He had to forgive himself and realize that what had happened was not his fault.
I really liked the little flashbacks to the earthquake in Genevieve’s youth. I liked the way those kind of showed why some of the characters were the way they were.
This is a great book. I’m going to have to read the rest of the series soon!
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