|Maggie Dean and Sam Callahan looked across the prom floor and their eyes locked. There she stood in a blue dress—too shy to make the first move. He, with his bad boy reputation, didn’t have the guts to ask her to dance. A lot of water had passed under the bridge since then, but that near-encounter remained in both of their minds.
As Maggie was driving back into the small town where she grew up, she found a wounded dog on the road. What a surprise she had when she found out the town’s very own bad boy was now the city veterinarian. He was also surprised to find that Maggie’s PhD in art history had buried her excitement so badly that she was unsure if she ever wanted to again work in that field. She had come home for one reason—to take care of her sister, Melanie, who was pregnant and abandoned by her husband.
Ms. Jenyfer Matthews has written a great storyline about the couple who never connected during their teen years but was instantly attracted to each other at 28. She explored their lives that, while definitely different, still had a strong magnetic pull. Her characters are solid and well-developed but were unafraid to deal with the problems of being so vastly diverse. The troubles they faced were greatly expressed. The couple had great coping skills, but still was extremely human when faced with oppositions.
Ms. Matthews used various attention-grabbing techniques to help the couple while they dealt with both Maggie’s problems with bad marriage coping skills as well as Sam’s own great experiences with marriage and family. Matthews gave life to a myriad of his family and hers but was clear in how the young couple felt when they each had to deal with the situation of forever!
All the Way Home is a great quick-paced story with a plot which will leave the readers with an emotional excitement not soon forgotten. I highly recommend that you read this book.
Reviewer: Brenda Talley
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