brings what his life is lacking into sharp focus. The ice melts, and they return home. When their families discover their secret, Grayson must decide what kind of life he truly wants—and whether he’ll fight to keep Lissy by his side.
Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This review is bittersweet for me. I've loved the town of Pine Bluff and it's many wonderful characters since the beginning, and it's hard to imagine this being the last in the series. And Nancee Cain really threw all the feels into this one. The Realization of Grayson Deschanelle is an older man/younger woman romance, which is one of my favorite romance tropes. Combine that with a small town, and throw in a few more fabulous characters, and it's a winner all the way around. Grayson is... well, Grayson is just about perfect in terms of book boyfriends. He's sexy, witty, and a little arrogant with a touch of humble. He's a little broken, and he has more heart than he gives himself credit for. And then the author tops it all off with a bit of silver at the temples and an accent! You just can't read Grayson without swooning. It's no wonder Lissy can't get enough of him. I couldn't get enough of him. Lissy is young enough to still be figuring out who she is but old enough to make adult decisions and to know her heart. She's a little audacious, and she speaks her mind enough to keep Grayson on his toes. As I mentioned, the feels run the gamut in this one, and I felt them all. I laughed, I cried, I got mad. I even wanted to punch a certain family member right in the kisser at one point. This final Pine Bluff novel is everything I've come to expect from this series and more. It's engaging, gripping, and absolutely impossible to put down. It does stand on its own, but once you've met any of the characters of Pine Bluff, you'll want to know the rest. I for one will certainly be revisiting the series from time to time.