{Review} Treasure on Lilac Lane by Donna Alward

{Review} Treasure on Lilac Lane by Donna AlwardTreasure on Lilac Lane by Donna Alward
Also by this author: The House on Blackberry Hill, Summer on Lovers' Island
Series: Jewell Cove #2
Also in this series: The House on Blackberry Hill, Summer on Lovers' Island
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on October 28th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friends to More, Opposites Attract, Second Chance Romance, Small Town Romance
Character(s): Football Players, Military Guys, Reclusive Heroes
Pages: 325
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Sometimes the journey home is its own reward.

Once upon a time, Rick Sullivan had a promising future. One of Jewell Cove's star athletes and reigning heartthrobs, he joined the Marines and had the world in the palm of his hand…until it all came crashing down. His honorable discharge doesn't make him the hometown hero everyone wants him to be, and there's little reprieve from the demons that haunt him at night. Still, even though it seems that all hope is gone, fate has something else in store…

Just hearing Rick's name is enough to give Jess Collins a headache. Years ago, they'd been close. Now she barely knows the man Rick has become since his return from service…then again, Jess isn't that same young, naïve girl anymore either. And while there's a powerful attraction between them—one that yields a greater passion than Jess could have ever imagined—both are wary about opening their hearts to love…and loss. But happy endings don't come easily when long-buried secrets insist on rising to the surface. Will their pasts tear them apart—or can love find a way to heal them both?

This book was so good, I almost wish it didn’t have a fluffy name like Treasure on Lilac Lane. Yes, it has some fluff. Yes, it is a treasure. But there is so much more to this story.

The summary is pretty spot on. I can’t believe how much I came to love and feel for this characters. Their romance took them both by surprise, and I was rooting for them the entire way. Rick was so complex–I just wanted to hug him. I can’t express how much I loved this story. Definitely the best of the series so far, and a true treasure!

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Overall: 4.5

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