A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover. After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself. The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them. The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing. 

Bite Size Audiobook Review

4 stars

Bite size review

Everyone already raved about this story so I don’t know what I can add.

Contrary to many, it took me a very long time to fall into the story and really feel for the characters.
It’s probably because the way Kenna was portrayed at judgement day made me see her as an unfeeling person. At least at the time of the drama.
I couldn’t believe how someone could abandon his loved one to die! How was it possible that she had never asked for help???
How could she have let him die for fear of consequences for herself???

But I can see now that CoHo did this on purpose and….it worked splendidly!
She had me where she wanted me to go.

And yet, I also had a lot of compassion for Kenna, separated from her daughter.
I thought she was a new person. She had grew. She deserved a second chance.

And that’s the beauty of it: I had to go through the same journey as Ledger to finally grasp everything and see Kenna for who she really was.

So congrats on the writing here!

And of course Ledger is a very worthy hero: raising Kenna’s daughter, offering jobs to “strays”, T ball coach, helping his deceased best friend’s parents navigate their grief….
And sexy!

So I’d say the hype is deserved and if you love a romance rolled into a redemption story, go for it! 

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Great review on this Sophie. To be honest I am not sure I will pick up COHO. I know some of her books aren’t really romances and can be pretty brutally emotional. She is one of those authors I am really scared to pick up. I might eventually as I know many people love her stuff, I just don’t know if I would enjoy her. But I am so happy that so many get so much love and great things from her books.