If I Love You by Tmonique Stephens
From bitter to sweet
A story that starts off with resentment, which we do learn the reasons for as the story moves along, yet resolves in a good way.
Kensley and Noah were once friends, having grown up together, along with her brother. Yet her brother didn’t come back from Afghanistan. Noah did. So when Noah returns to their hometown barely months after her brother’s funeral, he’s the last one that she wants to interact with. Yet, somehow, he’s there at every turn.
Will the truth set Kensley free? Can she forgive Noah?
There is plenty of heat here. Even though the two main characters are most definitely attracted to one another, it takes time for both of them to come to terms with what they have.
Love, loss, intrigue – this book has it all!
Final rating: ★★★★☆ – Really liked
*I received a free digital ARC via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.*