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A modern, sexy, small town love story about second chances and leaps of faith. *NEW SERIES* From NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Zoe York

She shuttered her heart and walked away...
Heading home always stirs up mixed emotions for Laney Calhoun. Twelve years ago she left for graduate school, broken-hearted. She's found professional success, but positive personal relationships have proved elusive. Running into her ex-boyfriend fans flames she thought long extinguished, and causes a renewed interest in love. Not with Kyle, of course. Never again. But as sparks fly and items of clothing disappear, she scrambles to keep her emotions in check.

...Now he has a second chance to get it right.
Kyle Nixon let Laney slip away once. Their chemistry together is undeniable, but a few days of steamy sex over the Christmas break won't be enough to convince her to let him back into her heart. Even if she did trust him again, her career as a paediatric surgeon is five hundred kilometers away from the hometown that he loves, and the life he
once chose over her.

Come home to Wardham. Come home to love.


Between Then and Now (novella #0.5)
Where Their Hearts Collide (Book #2)

When They Weren't Looking (Book #3)
Beyond Love and Hate (novella, coming June 2014)


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What Once Was Perfect
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Excellent book
March 24th, 2015
Really lovely book, had me smiling and crying at the same time. The characters were relatable and real.
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Great beginning to a series
March 7th, 2015
Wonderfully written great story can't wait to read the other books in the series. Story line seems like real life stories
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February 15th, 2015
This is the second story in Zoe York's Wardham series. It's a typical small town in Canada where everyone knows everyone else's business and gossip is like air. But with all of that, people care about each other, neighbors help out neighbors and people fall in love. Laney Calhoun and Kyle Nixon fell in love very young. Too young it would seem as Kyle didn't handle Laney's impending year long departure for grad school well. He broke her heart, and it wasn't until she was gone that he realized what he lost. But by then it was too late, Laney was entrenched in her new life as a surgeon in Chicago. Try as he might, he was never really able to move past his love for Laney. On the other hand, Laney has not tried to move on to another relationship. She avoids emotion, keeping all her encounters with men monogamous but casual. She believes love is a useless emotion that will inevitably lead to heartache and pain; thanks, but no thanks. Laney returns home for Christmas, and sees Kyle. She is surprised by her feelings and decides to have the long needed closure conversation with him that they both need. Only that conversation goes much better than either expected, and they embark on a very hot fling. Now it's Kyle who needs to convince Laney to take another chance with her heart. Does Kyle convince Laney to take that chance? Will Laney be able to overcome her fears to embrace love again? How will they handle the long distance? Read this well written, steamy, small town, second chance at love romance to find out!
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What Once Was Perfect
January 10th, 2015
Loved it Loved it Loved it! Read #2 in Wareham series first and enjoyed it so much, I purchased every Zoe York book published through ebooks the next day! Zoe you are my new favourite author! The story line is continuous and full of emotion and drive. Can't wait to read your other books but know I have to pace myself!
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Steamy and Satisfying!
December 19th, 2014
After a brief introduction to the small town of Wardham and some of its characters in her prequel novella Between Then And Now, Zoe York treats us to a story of two reunited lovers. Laney and Kyle were high school and college sweethearts, but differing life goals brought a split to the couple that devastated Laney and closed her off to deep meaningful relationships. Home for the holidays 12 years later, unresolved feelings come to the forefront and Kyle must convince Laney that this time he will stay the course. I loved this story! I liked that Laney's character was so vulnerable to Kyle even after all their years apart and that Kyle was equally vulnerable to her. Her hurt at Kyle's breakup of their relationship with her is still surprisingly close to the surface when she encounters Kyle again, as are her long dormant feelings. More sexually experienced now, she figures she can enter into a purely physical relationship with Kyle and not involve her heart. Her discovery of her long buried feelings coming to the surface was touching to read. Kyle is wonderfully portrayed as a strong dominant man who is aware of his mistakes with Laney and his desire to treat her well and be given any chance at all to spend time with her is sweet and heartwarming. The sexual chemistry between the two is explosive and the steamy love scenes are well written and convincing. Secondary characters play an important role as the backdrop of Wardham becomes more fully revealed through the interactions of all the players. I also really liked that Laney didn't have to compromise herself and her career in order to have a relationship with Kyle, and without giving away any spoilers, I found the conclusion to be perfect. In summary, this contemporary romance will make readers feel at home in the town of Wardham and ready for another romance in the series. 5 steamy stars!
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Good book,
April 11th, 2014
Great story line. Love scenes a little too explicit!
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April 5th, 2014
Totally believable. . N yes a good read..
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A good read!
June 19th, 2013
Fun characters and steamy in all the right places. I'll definitely buy the next in the series! Congratulations, Zoe. I'm proud of you.
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