In this first entry into The Luchettis, youngest sibling and only sister, Kim, returns to the Illinois family farm after her father’s heart attack. Eight years ago she vowed never to return, believing only distance would allow her to forget the tragedy that broke her heart. Returning means she must face everyone’s questions, including those of her first love, Brian Riley, the only one who knows her secret.
Brian has always loved Kim, despite his hurt and anger over her having abandoned him when he needed her the most. When she appears at his farm, surprise causes him to tumble off the barn roof and break both of his wrists. Kim’s guilt makes her agree to stay and help him until he is healed.
Their love has never died, even after what happened so many years ago. Living in such close proximity forces Kim and Brian to face the past and their unresolved feelings. Will talking about what happened help them heal? Or will the memories of their heartbreak keep them apart forever?
*****What I Thought About This Book*****
This book was good for the most part, but for it to be believable the characters had to be incredibly stupid. The main story was Brian and Kim. Brian came across as a wimp and she was a snot. They had a fling in high school and we were supposed to figure out what the break up was about. The reason was obvious. It was hard to like Kim and you had to wonder why Brian was still in love with her. There were just too many things that didn’t seem “real” to me.
The whole story was based on Brian and Kim’s backstory. It was not hard to figure out what that story was. From the beginning I had questions about what happened. They ran off for a few days to get married because she was pregnant. While they were gone Kim had a miscarriage. They were in a motel and a midwife delivered the stillborn baby. The baby was described as a “perfect” little girl that she held. Kim was petite. If she was that far along how did she hide the pregnancy from her large family? Where did they find a midwife? Why didn’t this 18 year old kid take his girlfriend to the emergency room instead of looking up a midwife? They were only gone for a few days but they had time to deliver a child, buried her in a cemetery and arrange for a headstone. Where did they get that much money? And eight years later neither one has moved on. I understand they were hurt but they can’t deal with it after eight years?