From the publisher:
If you like Jill Shalvis and Kristin Hannah, you’ll love Jennifer Ryan’s exciting new novel, where a young woman has the chance to rebuild her life and become the woman she was always meant to be…
An inheritance she never expected…
After serving time for a crime she didn’t commit, Evangeline returns home to discover her father left her solely responsible for the family’s failing ranch, her mother blames her for her father’s death, and her brothers want her out of their way. With her family’s future squarely on her shoulders, she desperately searches for ways to save their home—before they lose everything.
A chance to right past mistakes…
Her only ally, Chris Chambers. The cop who sent her away is positive she took the fall for someone else. And if she helps him track down the real criminals, he’ll clear her record. But the closer Evangeline and Chris get to exposing the truth—and to each other—the deeper Evangeline is drawn into a dangerous sting that will finally bring her justice and pave the way for a bright future.
This is a terrific romance with a lot of suspense and great characters. A few things happen so that Evangeline is paroled, but the timing is due to her father dying. She gets home in time for the funeral, but her mother blames her for her father’s death, and so do her brothers. When the will is read, they all turn on her again. But she is smart and patient and eventually figures out a way to save the family ranch and her relationships with her family.
The cop who busted her is Chris, and it turns out he has always had a bit of a crush on her. Evangeline slowly comes to understand what happened and why, but even though it’s a slow realization for her, it’s a fast read for us. If you like suspense with your romance, this is a good book for you. I enjoyed it and read it in one night.
7/19 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
THE ME I USED TO BE by Jennifer Ryan. William Morrow Paperbacks (July 2, 2019). ISBN 978-0062883919. 384p.
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