Cammie Laroux is back in Alabama—again.
Dragged back to her small town to help her mother recover from surgery while rescuing the family event planning business should be a cinch. Even for a disgraced television chef, right? Wrong.
Among the many secrets Cammie’s family’s been hiding is the fact that their historic home is falling down. Oh, and the man hired to restore the house, Grey Harrison, is the same high school and college love of her life who thrashed her heart and dreams ten years ago. Yeah, that guy.
Grey, a widower with a young daughter, has never stopped loving Cammie, and when they are face to face once again, the chemistry is off the charts. Cammie may be in full-blown denial, but letting go is no longer in Grey’s vocabulary, even when winning Cammie’s forgiveness and renovating their love may seem like an impossible build even for a master architect and carpenter.
As Cammie finds herself forgetting all the reasons she can’t trust Grey or love again, he finds himself remembering all the reasons he wants her to stay with him in Alabama… forever.
Read on for my thoughts on Again, Alabama. No true spoilers, promise.
They say (whoever “they” is) that you can never go home again. And maybe that’s true to some extent – life is never the same as when you left home ‘cos people and their perceptions of home change. Sometimes for the better, eventually.
It is never my intent in a review to give away spoilers, you should read a novel yourself to know all the details. So this one might be a bit lean in the review part because of my own choices in reviewing practices — but do not let that give you the idea that this is a lean story, it is not.
Cammie is returning home to stay, for a while at least, to help her mother, work in the family business and just maybe escape from the televised fiasco that she would just as soon burn down a bit. The absolute last person she wanted to discover to be working on her family home was Grey. The man who not only broke her heart, but stomped it into the ground. Grey sees Cammie’s return as a way to finally receive forgiveness, closure to a really bad choice, and to win her heart once again. His work is going to be detailed, difficult and near impossible – but with a second chance on the line, he’ll take the risk.
I enjoyed Again, Alabama very much. What Grey did was so very, very wrong on so many levels. And it would take a pretty amazing woman to forgive and move past that. Cammie could be that woman and watching her make her choices in the now, not the past, was an enjoyable journey to share with her.
I would recommend this novel to folks who love second chance stories, a deep love story and want to see mature adults act that way. You’ll find all of that and so much more in Susan Sands, Again Alabama.
*I received an e-ARC of Again, Alabama from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
*Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.*
This novel is available for the Kindle