Monday, July 25, 2016

Blog Tour: The Girl He Used to Love by Amy Vastine

Author: Amy Vastine
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: July 2016

The past will always be between them

He swore he’d never return home. Then a flat tire lands Dean Presley back in Grass Lake, Tennessee, and he’s forced to confront the woman he left behind. Faith Stratton was once the love of his life. Now her gifted brother could be the rising Nashville star Dean needs for his struggling music label. But it means taking Sawyer away from the horse therapy farm that Faith’s so proud of. That won’t be easy, especially since those old feelings that started all the trouble… Well, let’s just say he can’t go back there, because he doesn’t want to relive the memories of the terrible accident that drove them apart.

The Girl He Used to Love is another offering this summer from Harlequin's Heartwarming collection. It's the first in a new series by this author.  Dean is back in his hometown by what he would describe as bad luck.  He vowed never to come back after the tragic death of his sister.  He left behind everyone he loved, including Faith.  For Faith, everyone seems to always leave her.  When Dean wants to make her brother Sawyer a star, she struggles with letting go of yet another loved one.

While I thought the beginning was a little slow, I ended up enjoying Faith and Dean's story.  It's not just another second chance story.  It's about learning that home is the place you need to go when it's time to heal.  Sometimes the place you want to be the least is the place you need to be the most. It was gut wrenching at times, but I enjoyed watching Dean and Faith move beyond past hurts.  I loved the ending.  The solution that Dean came up with in the end was absolutely perfect!  I definitely want to read the next book, Catch a Fallen Star when is comes out in December!  I would definitely recommend this sweet, clean second chance romance.  It's a great summertime escape!

Amy Vastine

Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. This USA Today bestselling author lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.
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Summer Lovin’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, July 4th: Romantic Reads and Such – Under an Adirondack Sky
Tuesday, July 5th: A Chick Who Reads – The Girl He Used to Love
Wednesday, July 6th: Romancing the Readers – Sophie’s Path
Thursday, July 7th: Wall to Wall Books – Under an Adirondack Sky
Friday, July 8th: Just Commonly – When I Found You
Friday, July 8th: Books A La Mode – Karen Rock guest post
Monday, July 11th: From the TBR Pile – Sophie’s Path
Tuesday, July 12th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty – Under an Adirondack Sky
Wednesday, July 13th: Books and Spoons – When I Found You
Friday, July 15th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – The Girl He Used to Love
Monday, July 18th: Stranded in Chaos – Under an Adirondack Sky
Wednesday, July 20th: Books A La Mode – Amy Vastine Guest Post
Thursday, July 21st: Romancing the Book – When I Found You
Friday, July 22nd: Wall to Wall Books – Sophie’s Path
Monday, July 25th: From the TBR Pile – The Girl He Used to Love
Tuesday, July 26th: Bibliotica – Under an Adirondack Sky
Wednesday, July 27th: Books and Spoons – Sophie’s Path
Friday, July 29th: Books A La Mode – Kate James Guest Post
Saturday, July 30th: The Sassy Bookster – When I Found You
Monday, August 1st: A Chick Who Reads – Sophie’s Path
Tuesday, August 2nd: Reading Is My Superpower – Under an Adirondack Sky
Wednesday, August 3rd: Reading Is My Superpower – When I Found You
Friday, August 5th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews – The Girl He Used to Love
Monday, August 8th: Why Girls are Weird – Under an Adirondack Sky
Tuesday, August 9th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty – When I Found You
Wednesday, August 10th: Reading Lark – Sophie’s Path
Thursday, August 11th: Romancing the Book – The Girl He Used to Love
Friday, August 12th: Books A La Mode – Catherine Lanigan Guest Post
Monday, August 15th: Romancing the Book – Sophie’s Path
Tuesday, August 16th: Read-Love-Blog – Amy Vastine Guest Post
Thursday, August 18th: Romancing the Book – Under an Adirondack Sky


Amy Vastine said...

Thanks so much for being a part of the tour! Glad you enjoyed the book :)

Kari Boardman said...

I can't wait for Boone's book!