Strawberry Wine by Darly Jamison
How do you know if a first love is made to last?
Ten years later, Addy is engaged to a doctor and working in Atlanta as a physician s assistant. Life feels full and satisfying. Yet memories of that long-ago summer and wine-flavored kisses are hard to shake. On a return visit to Lakeside, Addy crosses paths with Jake again, and soon finds herself at an unexpected crossroads. So much has changed, and Addy has chosen another route. And the magic of first love can never be rekindled...can it?"**
I received this book in exchange for a honest review.
I know when I saw this book on Netgalley I just needed to read it. It reminded me of a song from the 90's and I loved the idea of it. I was not disappointed!
Addy is enjoying her summer before her senior year. Sleeping late, spending time with her best friend Ruby and handing out with her grandma. While at her grandparents farm she meets the new guy working there, she is instantly attracted and he's a great guy. Her grandma likes him and tells her how it is. Life this summer is the best it is. Their love is pure and hot, but she's sure it can't last. He's leaving and she will be too.
Now she's back home ten years later to introduce her family to her fiancé. Her grandma doesn't take to him as much as Addy thought she would. She has something tragic happen and the guy isn't there like she needs him to be. While shes dealing with the aftermath of the tragedy she runs into Jake again and its like barely anytime has passed. But does she want the past or what she's chosen for herself for the present.
I really enjoyed this book. The past and the present. It was told so vividly that I could smell the strawberry wine and all of the food Mags made. Ruby was the best and so were the other characters. It's such a good book and its such an easy story to read.