This is my stop during the book blitz for All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 19 till 25 June. See the tour schedule here.
Country-music star, Dory Walker, never wanted to come back to the small town of Sycamore Bay. But after her fairy-tale life is flipped upside down, and her marriage becomes a casualty, she has no choice.
Harris Malone is a man with few commitments. He keeps a low profile most days while he cares for his young daughter and helps run his dad’s hardware store.
But when he and Dory run into each other at the local gas station, all either can think about is the searing kiss they shared many years ago.
Can a woman who only wants to rekindle her career and a man who enjoys a no-strings attached lifestyle find everlasting love?
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What a feel good story about old flames being rekindled! The writing was smooth, which allowed the story to flow so easily. The story is told between two characters and I felt that the transitions were smooth with each chapter picking up where the prior chapter left off. Enjoyable read for the beach!
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review.
“So what happened with you and Jody?” I asked it even though I knew I should have kept the question in my head. I wanted to know, though. They seemed so in love in high school. They clicked together and roamed the halls like a power couple. Whatever mistakes they made, I wanted to be sure I avoided them at all costs. Their relationship, or past relationship, was between them, though. I shouldn’t have even tried to involve myself. “I’m sorry. It’s none of my business.”
“No, no. It’s fine. Everyone in town knows, so why shouldn’t you?”
He pressed his lips together and the side of his mouth curled up. “Come on, you know this whole community gossips.”
True, but I was pretty sure every community did. That’s why it surprised me more people didn’t know about me and Dylan or even cared that I was in town. I may not have been a superstar anymore, but I thought most people would be a little star struck.
“After she had Laura, we drifted apart. She found someone else.”
My mouth dropped open. How could she cheat on him? That was the ultimate betrayal. “While you were still married?”
“Yeah. But I’m not mad about it. Laura was all that mattered. Our marriage ended months before she started up with the guy. She’s not with him anymore. She lives with her new boyfriend, and we’re all friends.”
“Of course. Laura comes first.”
Every man should be like Harris. He was handsome, sweet, and set a perfect example for everyone around him. I could never be friends with Dylan. And unfortunately, all my friends were his friends, so by not having Dylan, I didn’t have any friends, either.
“What else is new in this place?” I wanted the scoop on everything in town. Who to talk to, who to avoid, what places to eat, where I should shop. “What’s the deal with all our old classmates? Who’s married? Who’s not? Who’s addicted to drugs? Who’s already been through rehab? Where’s everyone living? I want to know all the scandals.”
He stuffed the last bite of his sandwich into his mouth and rolled up his paper bag. “Sorry, but all you’re getting from me is what happened between me and Jody because that I can verify as the truth.”
“Not one little piece of information?” I wanted something, anything, to feel like I was home again, that I belonged here. Being in on a secret would help accomplish that.
“Nope. Think about that interview. You didn’t like that splashed all over, did you?”
Did he have to throw that painful memory back in my face? And it was so fresh. “No, but—“
“But it hurt. And I don’t want to be a part of spreading any rumors, whether they’re true or not.” He pulled his leg up on the bench and put his hand on my shoulder. “I’m so glad you’re back, Dory. You being here is something I would never have expected in a million years. Let’s not worry about everyone else.” His hand glided down my arm and he took my hand. “Let’s focus on us, okay?”
My throat tightened, and my heart hammered. What did this mean? What was he saying? I nodded because I couldn’t remember how to speak.
“I have to get back to work, and I’m sure you do, too. Let’s hook up again soon, okay? We need to practice.”
Practice. When he said us, he referred to us working together. Did he think of me the same way I thought of him? Could he be open to the possibility of us starting something up?
I couldn’t worry about that now. I had work to do at the salon. I picked up the rose, lifted it to my nose, and the soft petals rubbed against my skin as the fragrance tickled my senses.
“I look forward to it,” I said as he leaned in and kissed my cheek.
I touched my hand to where his lips touched, and I never wanted this moment to end. I tried not to be sad when he got into his car, but my heart was heavy. I already couldn’t wait to see him again.
Every moment away from him felt like one moment too long.
About the Author:
Tracy’s love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She’s been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her loves include fitness, reading, coffee, dogs, and naps (not in that order), and her dislikes are blue cheese, cold weather, and burpees.
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