|Sharlie Montgomery had made a new life for herself. Twelve years before her life had drastically changed. No longer dependent upon her wealthy father, the love of her life also gone, she had become the manager of The Corral, a bar owned by Pete. Pete, along with Zack and Jake, the bouncers at the club, had become Sharlie’s family. She had a good life even though there had not been a personal relationship since the desertion of Logan Reed.
Then Logan walked back into her world—The Corral. He was buying the bar from Pete and Sharlie didn’t know if she would be able to stay. Their break-up twelve years ago had almost destroyed her. The complications which quickly followed his abandonment closed here life completely. She worked, slept, ate and started over again.
Ms. Debra St. John has created a magnificent storyline in this, her first published work. I like the way she portrayed these two characters that were manipulated previously and neither had recovered. She made their relationship seem so real it was like watching it unfold in person. Her couple faced so many devastating situations that it was impossible to not get sincerely involved in their ups and downs.
The supporting characters in This Time for Always were perfectly written. The men who had known and loved Sharlie for so many years always were available for her, but they began to see how much she needed to be involved with Logan. The interactions between these characters and Sharlie and Logan were unforgettable. The sensual scenes were beautifully written, but were not offensive. The book had several instances of poignancy and emotional breakdown. I shed tears throughout but was thrilled with the outcome.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an expressive romance with a happily ever after. This is not a cut-and-dried story that automatically gives away the ending. Expect some surprises. Above all, expect a great book from a wonderful author.
Reviewer: Brenda Talley
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