Contemporary

Book Review – Since You’ve Been Gone

Since You’ve Been Gone

by Tari Faris

About the book

Leah Williams is back in the quaint town of Heritage, Michigan, and ready to try again to make her business a success. But blank slates are hard to come by, and a piece of her past is waiting for her there. Heir to the Heritage Fruits company, Jonathan Kensington is the guy who not only made Leah’s past difficult, he also seems determined to complicate her present as well.

Jon is trying to prove to the Heritage Fruits board that he, not his manipulative uncle, should be running the business. The board insists Jon find a new owner for the building that will house Leah’s business. To avoid forcing a buyout of Leah’s part of the building, Jon strikes a compromise with Leah, and the two go into business together. With her vision and his know-how, it might work. And Leah might realize he’s loved her since high school. If only he didn’t keep on shooting himself in the foot by boxing her out of important decisions.

Sparks fly in this romantic story of two people who must learn to trust both each other and the one who called them to this journey.

My Thoughts

I loved having another opportunity to visit the delightful little town of Heritage.


Probably what I’ve enjoyed most about this series is the characters.
Each book introduces you to new people. Maybe they’ve been minor characters in earlier books, but then you get to really know them.
This book gives us the opportunity to get to know Leah. I wasn’t quite sure what to think of her…I wasn’t able to relate to her as much as some others….but I did enjoy her story.
Leah and Jon have a history. Each one secretly had liked the other for a very long time. But now Leah is too afraid to trust…herself or him. A few times I just wanted to shake her and wake her up.
But…the romance, the growth, and yes, their town. This is a sweet story.
It also has a secondary romance, between Madison and Colby. What a sweet story of forgiveness, acceptance, and more.
All in all, this is an easy read. And yet, there is depth there that is not found in just any contemporary romance.
Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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