Wednesday 8 March 2017

❤ Someone To Love (Darling, VT #2) ❤ Donna Alward ❤


Ethan Gallagher is a firefighter in Darling, Vermont, who followed tradition and pledged his love on the Kissing Bridge to ensure lifelong happiness. A few years later, he s a widower with two rambunctious boys who no longer believes in magic. But even he has to admit that free-spirited Willow Dunaway fills him with wonder and an attraction he cannot deny.

Willow s come back to Darling a different girl than the one who left after high school. Overcoming her past and owning her own business has made her into a strong, independent woman. Single dad Ethan appeals to her in a way she didn t expect, even though settling down is the last thing on her mind. But after fire destroys the local food bank, the town rallies, and a fling between Ethan and Willow leads to unintended consequences. Can they find a way out of their heartbreak to make a home in each other s hearts?


ARC received for an honest review

This is the second book in the Darling, VT series and it can be read as a standalone, but do you really want to miss out on all the goodness from book 1?

I adored Willow from the first book, she was just one of those characters that I could help but want to be friends with.  She is a bit of a free spirit, but there is something beneath all that new age stuff.

Ethan... well, for most of the book he really isn't that likable.  He is not just gruff, he is rude and nasty and just not a nice guy. Yes I understand he is going through a lot, but ugh the way he treated people wasn't always nicest - and I know I would have run the other way!

But as the story progressed and both Willow and and Ethan opened themselves up to love, he did become a lot more tolerable and even lovable.

The little scene stealers in this book though are Ethan's two boys.  Oh my heart!

I loved the snark between our lovelies, and can't get enough of the banter between Ethan's family and Willow and her friends.  The small town feel of the story is a winner for me too(I live in a small town so i sure can relate to it).

Whilst I didn't get as swept away in Willow and Ethan's story as I did the first book, it doesn't mean that I didn't like it!

I loved that we got more of Ethan's brother Rory, and is a great lead up to the 3rd book in the Darling, VT series.

Bring it on!