When her domineering fiancé cheats on her, pastry chef Kate Sweet trades the city for her hometown of Barnesville and works as a waitress in her parents’ diner. Lonely and insecure, she tries to start over but instead runs into Michael Hart, the boyfriend who sent her away after he was paralyzed in a tractor accident. All her old feelings for him return in full, but Michael is just about to get married to someone else — her old rival for everything back in their school days.
Michael is drawn to Kate again but resents that she left him. He doesn’t remember how pain and painkillers changed his behavior and made him so sorry for himself he literally ordered her to go.
Now she must decide whose happiness is more important, his, now that he has a fiancée, or hers…with him. How can it be both?
Kate Sweet is back home after two heartaches. The first one made her run away from her hometown and the other made her return to it. The first was caused by her ex-boyfriend Michael Hart when he pushed her away after his accident. The second by her cheating ex-fiancé who wanted to change her into someone that she could never be.
Returning home is bittersweet. On one hand she’s far away from her manipulative ex- fiancé, on the other she knows she’ll meet Michael who broke her heart when all she wanted was to be by his side. And to make things worse, Michael is now engaged to the one woman Kate could never stand.
Always You is a story about second chances and big misunderstandings. It’s a story about letting go and giving another chance to love. Kate and Michael have been through a lot and they’ve both made mistakes. The story focuses on how these two make things right. The pace of the story is fast and everything turns out just the way it was supposed to. It was easy to like both Kate and Michael. They felt real. Their feelings towards each other felt genuine.
This is a short and satisfying read that I read in one sitting. I enjoyed the story and the characters. I recommend it to all who are looking for a quick read about second chances.