Jamie always adored True Love Bookstore and Café, and now she’s the owner. But businesses are struggling in her small town, and her beloved store is threatened by a new retail development scheme.
Sawyer, Jamie’s former high school sweetheart, startles her when he comes to town for the first time in fifteen years. She soon learns he’s the architect of the proposed development and he’s there to sell local business owners on his plan. Sawyer had no idea that Jamie had bought the bookstore and poured everything she had into it. If he takes it over, he’ll break her heart a second time.
Jamie’s discovery of a box of old love letters and valentines might hold the key to saving her shop. And after all this time, could love be in the cards for Jamie and Sawyer, too?
Title: The Story of Us
Author: Teri Wilson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 4, 2020
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
The Story of Us is a sweet, tender second chance at love story with a bit of a bite – I was completely enchanted by not only the location of Waterford but by the unique small-town feel of this story as well.
Once upon a time Jamie and Sawyer were high-school sweethearts until he left for college and everything changed for them. Now, years later, Jamie is the proud owner of a romance bookstore struggling like all small businesses are but happy and content for the most part. Right up until Sawyer returns to his hometown with a monstrous business proposition for their town – one that would gobble up so many small businesses and drop them into an ugly, unnecessary retail building that belongs in a much larger town, not Waterford. Jamie will begin a local campaign to convince local businesses to fight Sawyer, to keep the small-town appeal of Waterford going strong — and to remind Sawyer of what he left behind and that it’s not the town that needs changing but him.
If Sawyer and Jamie’s love story wasn’t already a Hallmark movie I’d be among the first to suggest it as one. A romance with quirky characters, a lovely location, and two people who really do belong together if they can find their way back to each other through this mess that Sawyer has brought to town. I had fun, and if you love a really good love story then The Story of Us is perfect for you.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Hallmark Publishing via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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