Waiting for Forever (Hope Valley 8)
After a bitter divorce had left him jaded and cynical, Leo Drake thought he was done. To him, love and happiness were myths. Then the shy, sweet, coffee shop owner looked up at him with those big gray eyes and beautiful smile, and he was done for.
Danika Parrish had been the nerdy girl growing up. The girl who sat in her window, watching the boy across the street, and secretly longing for the day when he might notice her. When that day finally came, she was convinced all her dreams had come true. But after giving her everything she’d ever hoped for, he’d ripped it all away with a handful of words.
Leo’s made a lot of mistakes in his life, but the one he regrets most is hurting Danika. For the first time in his life, he knows what it feels like to love someone, to truly be happy, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win her back. He’s determined to prove to her that he’s worth a second chance. That he’s the forever she’s been waiting all her life for.
Review: Finally we’re back in Hope Valley!
I really love Hope Valley and was so excited when she announced the 8th book in the series.
Honestly, Leo was an idiot. Shy, nerdy Danika grew up next door to Leo – but he never noticed her. And to add salt to the wound, his girlfriend spent a lot of time being mean to her.
Fast forward several years and Dani has grown into her skin, is successful and finally living the life she wanted. Leo, on the other hand, had his marriage fall apart (shocker) and having lived in a toxic marriage for so long, is a bit damaged and cynical.
But he finally notices Danika.
This story is captivating and really well written, like always. I loved the romance in this one, and how the story progressed. Leo and Danika is just perfect for each other and I believed in their relationship. And it was great to catch up with the other characters from Hope Valley. Hopefully, we’ll get more stories from my favorite small town.