Forever With You by Barb Curtis
Publisher: Forever • Publication Date: November 10, 2020
I absolutely loved this debut book by Barb Curtis! I was fully invested in this second chance romance that follows Leyna and Jay, who were high school sweethearts but haven’t seen each other in 18 years when Jay broke Leyna’s heart by breaking up with her and heading to France. Leyna has recently returned to Sapphire Springs from New York City to take over her grandfather’s restaurant and when Jay’s grandfather has a health scare, he returns to Sapphire Springs to help out at his family’s vineyard. Leyna and Jay’s grandfathers had hatched a plan to open a restaurant on the vineyard which means Leyna and Jay will be business partners, yet Leyna wants nothing to do with Jay.
I liked that Curtis had Leyna and Jay both work through obstacles as they reunited with each other and that Jay was willing to admit that he may not have handled things the best when he left 18 years ago. Both Leyna and Jay needed the time apart to grow and I liked that Curtis made that part of the storyline. I enjoyed the characters you meet along the way including Emily, Tim, Rob and of course Jay’s grandfather Stefan! Knowing that there will be another book in this series, I can’t wait to return to Sapphire Springs for Emily and Tim’s story and to catch up with Leyna and Jay!
Thank you to NetGalley and Forever for an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review.