A stand-alone romance novel in the Southern Bride series
One house. Two owners.
Paige Miller has inherited a house in the small town of Johnson City, Texas. She’s elated to be back and has already started making plans to remodel the one-hundred-year-old home exactly how she remembered it as a little girl. There’s only one problem.
The moment Lucas Foster sees the old home sitting on fifty acres of prime land, he has one thing on his mind. Sell it. However, there is one obstacle literally standing in the way of his plan.
Seeing Paige standing in the doorway of his grandfather’s old home instantly brought back the feelings he once had for her. The dream of one day marrying her and raising a family in this very house.
Neither is willing to budge on what they want, and soon they find themselves living together in the old home.
The house uncovers many old and hidden secrets, and Paige quickly discovers that it wasn’t a mistake they both inherited the house. It was fate.
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The blurb to Divided Interests instantly caught my attention. The idea of the hero and heroine attempting to share a home when they haven’t seen each other for over a decade, have differing thoughts on what to do with the house, as well as have unfinished business from over a decade ago all factor in to the angst and the heighten emotions that seem to stifle the scenes when Paige Miller and Lucas Foster are in the same room as well as offer quite a bit of comic relief given the way these two banter and push each other’s buttons.
Lucas is a hero who will grow on readers; he won’t be everyone’s favorite because of his actions in the past and his inability, early on, to admit that he was the one in the wrong and that his choices didn’t only affect him, but those closest to him, one of them being Paige. By the time readers get to the final pages of the story, they will see just how much Lucas has changed and just how much he wants his world to include Paige each and every day.
I adored Paige from the start. There’s a resilience inside of her that keeps pushing her forward regardless of the obstacles. She won’t be bullied by Lucas and even though being around him brings up heart aching memories, she refuses to give in to what Lucas wants when it comes to the house they both have a stake in and to watch the push and pull between these two from their very first exchange proves quite well that they shouldn’t allow this second chance to pass them by, not without fighting for what they’ve always wanted, even while apart, each other.
Like always, Elliott ensures that the secondary characters play a pivotal role in the story line and in the hero and heroine’s words and actions. Their family and friends add such a great dynamic to the book and provide Lucas and Paige with the support as well as the tough love, for lack of a better term, that they use to get these two stubborn people to realize that they’re so much better working as a team than working against one another.
Lucas and Paige’s story is the perfect combination of Kelly Elliott’s emotional and captivating storytelling and all of the qualities of a second chance romance that I love. And the fact that fate intervened and gave Paige and Lucas the push that they both needed illustrates that a house divided doesn’t have to remain that way, especially when it’s clear that they were destined to find their way back to Johnson City, Texas, and each other.
4.5 Poison Apples
Meet the Author
Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, The Playbook, and Lost Love, to name a few.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, two pups, four cats, and endless wildlife creatures. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.
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